Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott is a human rights advocate, yoga teacher and writer, and currently the national director of Action Station. She previously served in the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and Timor-Leste, and worked as policy advisor for Oxfam. She is the author of Zen Under Fire: A Story of Love and Work in Afghanistan.

Politics
May 11, 2017

Jonathan Coleman's attack on 'anti-government' ActionStation is a smokescreen. And it’s nonsense

The minister of health has dismissed a report on mental health claiming the authors are ‘left-wing anti-government protesters’. ActionStation’s Marianne Elliott responds.

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Media
Feb 16, 2017

New Zealand deserves better than fake news and clickbait, and we're doing something about it

Marianne Elliott of ActionStation explains why they're launching a People’s Commission into Public Broadcasting and Media.

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Politics
Oct 13, 2016

The apathy myth: what online activism can teach us about improving voter turnout

Once again, low voter turnout in local body elections has sparked a round of hand-wringing about the public's lack of political engagement. But is political apathy really the problem, asks Marianne Elliott.

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