Pacific Media Watch is an Asia-Pacific media digital repository gathered and published by staff and postgraduate students at AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre and contributing journalists. The monitoring and research project began at AUT in 2007.
Originally launched in Sydney in October 1996, Pacific Media Watch was the Pacific's first regional media website. It has links with the Journalism Programme at the University of the South Pacific, Journalism Studies at the University of PNG (UPNG) and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) and collaborates with the Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontières and Freedom House (New York).
In 2016, TJ Aumua was selected as contributing editor. She graduated with an honours degree in Communication Studies and has been a contributor for the Pacific Media Centre and Pacific Scoop and was a summer research intern with Pacific Journalism Review.
In 2017, Kendall Hutt became contributing editor. She graduated with an honours degree in Communication Studies and was a Dart Centre Asia-Pacific journalism and trauma award winner jointly with Julie Cleaver for their Bearing Witness climate change project multimedia telling of the Fiji village of Tukuraki’s survival story.
The Pacific Media Watch project received a $15,000 grant from the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust in 2009/10 for its web-based development work.
Pacific Media Watch's objectives are to:
NZ: Open letter to Ardern: Raise West Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): An advocacy group, West Papua Action Auckland, has urged New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to raise human rights and the “suffering of the people” of Indonesian-ruled West Papua when she meets with President Widodo on Monday.
AUSTRALIA: New espionage laws must exempt public interest journalism, says MEAA
SYDNEY (Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance/Pacific Media Watch): The union for Australian journalists will today deliver to a hearing of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security a petition of almost 9000 signatures opposing proposed new national security legislation.
NZ: PMC projects lure documentary makers, politics writer and Fiji journalist
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Media Centre project students and interns announced for the year this week include two budding documentary makers and a seasoned journalist from Fiji with more than two decades of experience.
Professor David Robie – Manager Pacific Media Watch project
Contributing editor PMW project (a new current postgraduate student is appointed each year)
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Last updated: 12-Dec-2017 12.37pm
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