Pacific Media Centre

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Here is a quick introduction to some of the Pacific projects, current affairs coverage and research being done by the PMC team of students and staff. See more at PMC On Demand

Kia ora tatou and warm Pacific greetings

The Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura - is the only media research and community resource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on Māori,  Asia-Pacific and ethnic diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007 as part of the Creative Industries Research Institute. It is now part of the School of Communication Studies.

Human Rights Group
AUT’s Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie was the keynote speaker at the three-day Human Rights and the Media Forum in Nadi, Fiji, attended by around 40 journalists and communications people from 13 countries.

Professor Robie talked about how journalists in Fiji and the Pacific should approach the ongoing human rights violations happening in West Papua during a sweeping overview of problems facing the region.

“For me, the biggest and most staggering human rights issue in the Pacific is West Papua. This has to be a global story.”

He said the absence or lack of coverage of this “untold story” had much to do with journalists and editors being unaware and indifferent to a struggle that had persisted for so long.

Supported by the Australian Government and European Union, the forum reaffirmed the vital role of the media in highlighting human rights issues and the importance of news reporting with a human rights-based approach.

Read more on the Pacific Media Centre website
The 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, and also the AUT Journalism programme. It develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, (indexed on SCOPUS, Informit, EBSCO, Knowledge Basket and global media databases), Pacific Journalism Monographs and the news monitoring service Pacific Media Watch.It also offers Pacific media studies at postgraduate level, including the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course.

Director Professor David Robie, our staff and research associates are currently engaged in projects involving fields such as:

  • Alternative journalism and media models
  • Asia-Pacific journalism and political studies
  • Communication for social change
  • Comparative journalism studies
  • Critical development and deliberative journalism
  • Environmental journalism
  • Development communication
  • International journalism and publication
  • Media ethics and accountability
  • Peace journalism
  • Social media in development




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eys of fire
In his latest book, Eyes Of Fire, PMC director Professor David Robie investigates and reflects on the Rainbow Warrior bombing of 1985.

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PMC Annual Report 2015-16 pdf icon

Brochure on PMC activities
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TOKOTOK newsletter no 32, 2016 pdf icon

Pacific Media Centre website

Pacific Media Watch - 
database and media monitoring project

Books and publications –
Orders online

Pacific Journalism Monographs - Peer-reviewed research monographs ISSN 2253-4113

Pacific Journalism Review –
Peer-reviewed biannual research journal ISSN 1023-9499

Asia Pacific Report -Joint industry project between PMC and Multimedia Investments Ltd

Pacific Media Research

Postgraduate supervisions

TOKTOK - Quarterly newsletter

AUT Shop - For Pacific Media Centre publications

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Director: Professor David Robie Pacific Media Centre logo
Pacific Media Watch contributing editor: TJ Aumua
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Pacific Media Centre
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Pacific Media Centre
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Last updated: 17-May-2016 1.56pm

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