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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 149118 Asia-Pacific Journalism 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.

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Pacific Media Centre niusblog:

Students deepen 'inclusive' journalism ties between Europe and Pacific

Inclusivity is something that can’t be taught; it has to be experienced.

This is the conclusion of six New Zealand journalism students who are studying in Aarhus, Denmark, for the inaugural semester of a new honours-level exchange programme, Inclusive Journalism Initiative.

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Anna Majavu takes up Pacific Media Watch freedom project role

Anna Majavu, a Zimbabwe-born South African journalist, trade unionist and civil rights advocate, has been appointed as the Pacific Media Watch freedom project contributing editor for 2014.

Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie announced this today, saying the position is awarded to a current AUT journalism postgraduate student each year.

"It's a privilege to be working with Pacific Media Watch," Majavu said.

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Global-hopping sabbatical of free media, 'resource curse' advocacy and volcanoes

What do Pacific human rights in Yogyakarta, climate change media strategies in Fiji, media freedom in Stockholm, digital free speech in Paris, development communication in Timor-Leste, volcanoes in Indonesia and a new book for the Asia-Pacific region have in common?

They’re all different sides of the coin for my just-completed sabbatical.

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Fiji torture series wins Pacific Media Centre student editor trauma prize

A multimedia news report series about the torture of a fugitive prisoner and his suspected accomplice by Fiji prison officers has won Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Daniel Drageset a coveted international prize in trauma journalism.

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USP hosts key Pacific environmental conference with ‘soul’

By Dr Sky Marsen

COMMENTARY: Participants had a genuine interest in improving the state of the environment in the Pacific and the lives of the diverse people living in it at the week-long 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress that has just ended in Fiji.

The event hosted at the regional University of the South Pacific attracted people with a personal commitment to social change, making it more than an academic conference.

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