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:
WEST PAPUA: Human rights watchdog calls for probe into ‘unclear’ killings
NEW YORK (Asia Pacific Report/Human Rights Watch/Pacific Media Centre): Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said today.
WEST PAPUA: UN official defends Papuan rights – free speech, assembly
UNITED NATIONS (UN News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this month.
“These are indigenous people at the end of the day,” says spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.
REGION: Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights
JAKARTA (CNN Indonesia/Indoleft News/ Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre): Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fiji’s Coalition on Human Rights staged a march today to commemorate World Human Rights Day.
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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