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:
PNG: Troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’
PORT MORESBY (Asia Pacific Report/PNG Post-Courier/Pacific Media Watch): More than 100 Papua New Guinea soldiers from Taurama Barracks First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment arrived in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi at the weekend for the state of emergency operation which takes force from today.
AUDIO: Photographer Adam Ferguson on the brave young women of Nigeria
AUCKLAND (RNZ Sunday/Pacific Media Watch): The World Press Photo Exhibition is a contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers.
More than 80,000 photos from around 5000 photographers were submitted for this year's contest: just 45 photographers were awarded prizes.
TONGA: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, laws
BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa
SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Wansolwara/Pacific Media Watch): Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions.
Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information.
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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