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.
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:
GLOBAL: Rights chief tells Arab dictatorships ‘examine yourselves’ in Gulf blockade
By Dr Joseph M Fernandez
DOHA (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A leading international human rights organisation has called on countries in the Gulf region to pay heed to their own peoples’ desire for accountability from their governments.
PNG: RSF condemns media freedom 'violations', gag in election
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned many media freedom violations during the general elections held in Papua New Guinea from 24 June to 8 July, including a gag order on a popular blogger as a result of a complaint by the head of the PNG Electoral Commission.
Journalists who went to cover the elections in the northern province of Madang were kept at bay by the police and the Electoral Commission, said the Paris-based RSF.
REGION: Southern Cross talks detention centres, PNG and Timor-Leste elections
AUCKLAND (Radio 95bFM The Wire/Southern Cross/Pacific Media Watch): Australia's controversial offshore detention centres in the Pacific are under the spotlight on the Pacific Media Centre's weekly Southern Cross radio programme.
Pacific Media Watch freedom project editor Kendall Hutt explores the connections between human rights abuses on Manus and Nauru with an Auckland protest last week.
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: 15-Jun-2017 11.23am
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