Kia ora tatou and warm Pacific greetings
The Pacific Media Centre - TE AMOKURA - is the only media research and community res ource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT University's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007 and is also part of the School of Communication Studies.
PMC also collaborates with other Asia-Pacific media centres, including the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific regional journalism programme, engaged in research and cultural production. It develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, the news monitoring service Pacific Media Watch. It also offers Pacific media studies at postgraduate level, including the 149118 Asia-Pacific Journalism course. Click here for more information about Pacific media studies.
Pacific Scoop – Joint project between the PMC and Scoop Media
Pacific Media Watch - database on DSpace a new archive is being developed as part of the new PMC website
Books and publications – Orders online
Pacific Journalism Review – Peer-reviewed research journal ISSN
New Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism
Introducing some of the team and projects involved in the Pacific Media Centre at AUT University, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Meet Josephine Latu from Pacific Media Watch, Violet Cho from Irrawaddy magazine, filmmaker Jim Marbrook, TVNZ Tagata Pasifika's John Utanga and director David Robie and others. Short video produced by Sophie Johnson and John Pulu. 2009. www.pmc.aut.ac.nz
Director: Associate Professor David Robie email@example.com
Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
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Governor Fitzroy Place
Telephone: (+649) 921 9999 x9388
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Brochure on PMC activities
New Zealand is a racist place, say participants at an ethnicity forum - but views are divided on whether the problem is a lack of tolerance across the board or white institutional racism against people of colour.
Auckland mayor Len Brown told a conference on racism convened by Auckland Council's Ethnic People's Advisory Panel at AUT University last month that racism existed in New Zealand and Auckland, and that it should be combated.
Australian media freedom advocate Professor Mark Pearson talks to AUT Journalism's Khing Chadwick about Pacific free media issues.
Dr Pearson, professor of journalism and social media at Griffith University, says that Australia and New Zealand take media freedom for granted.
He gave the inaugural UNESCO World Press Freedom Day lecture on May 3 at AUT University, organised by the Pacific Media Centre.
Other WPFD stories and the lecture full text
Two Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies student journalists, Michael Sergel and Finian Scott, covered the Pacific Parliamentary and Politics Forum in New Zealand this week.
On the Asia-Pacific Journalism postgraduate course at AUT University, they have been reporting news stories and a daily blog from Wellington.
Follow their stories atPacific Scoopand their news blog on Storify below:
Prime Minister John Key recently opened the cutting edge Sir Paul Reeves communication studies building at AUT University in Auckland.
"Sir Paul had a great passion for education. But he also had a very strong belief in ensuring Maori and Pacific New Zealanders also had an opportunity to succeed," Key said.
Lady Beverley Reeves, whose husband inspired the naming of the high-tech new AUT University media and communication education building opened yesterday, dropped in on the Pacific Media Centre during her tour.
She and her whanau visited the PMC facilities and was impressed by what she saw.
“An amazing day– a very proud day,” she wrote in the PMC visitors’ book and admired the Pasifika video programmes.