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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 JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course. Click here for more information about Pacific media studies.

PMC website - Pacific Media Centre website

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

Postgraduate supervisions

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.

Director: Associate Professor David Robie Media Centre logo
Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Aotearoa/New Zealand

Level 10,
WG Precinct,
Gate 4,
Governor Fitzroy Place
Telephone: (+649) 921 9999 x9388
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Pacific Media Centre niusblog:

Myanmar journalist offers insights for Asia-Pacific students in PMC workshop

Kyaw Hsu Mon, a senior journalist with The Irrawaddy news magazine published in both Burmese and English, dropped in on the Pacific Media Centre today.

She workshopped with a group of Danish, Finnish, Taiwanese and New Zealand students on AUT's Asia-Pacific Journalism course, discussing political reforms, media freedom and ethnic minority issues in Myanmar.

Several of the students are on the Inclusive Journalism Initiative (IJI) programe.

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QUT’s Pacific student journo news bureau team heading for Auckland

Journalism students from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia are embarking on a reporting tour next week, looking to help redress an imbalance in information about the South Pacific region.

The six students, mostly in their final year of studies, will be travelling to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and then Auckland - where they will be hosted by AUT's Pacific Media Centre.

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The Life of Pacific Journalism Review - a doco sneak preview

Anna Majavu

A new mini-documentary which celebrates 20 years of Pacific Journalism Review is set to premiere at the PJR’s 20th anniversary conference and celebration in November.

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PACIFIC JOURNALISM REVIEW: 20th Anniversary Conference and Celebration


Programme includes:
-Investigative journalism
- Documentary films
- Media industry panels
- PJR celebration

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NZ: Study shows Māori performing-arts creatives have ‘boundaryless’ careers

Māori performing-arts creatives, including actors, have "boundaryless" careers within screen production in New Zealand, doing an average of 9.77 different jobs in film and television over their working lives.

These are the findings of Dr Ella Henry’s doctoral thesis on emancipatory Māori entrepreneurship in screen production.

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Last updated: 25-Jul-2014 3.24pm

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