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.
In 2017, Kendall Hutt became contributing editor. She graduated with an honours degree in Communication Studies and was a Dart Centre Asia-Pacific journalism and trauma award winner jointly with Julie Cleaver for their Bearing Witness climate change project multimedia telling of the Fiji village of Tukuraki’s survival story.
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:
TAHITI: Strike again hits La Dépèche de Tahiti daily newspaper
The stoppage this week is reportedly due to staff being repeatedly paid late.
PHILIPPINES: RSF condemns President Duterte's palace ban on Rappler reporter
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the Philippine government’s decision to prevent the independent news website Rappler from covering the Malacañang presidential palace.
RSF regards this latest act of harassment of Rappler as a serious violation of media freedom.
PNG: IFJ condemns assault by officials on Post-Courier journalist
PORT MORESBY (International Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Papua New Guinea Media Workers’ Association (PNGMWA) in strongly condemning the recent attack on a journalist by officers of the Governor of Morobe in Papua New Guinea.
The IFJ and PNGMWA demand an immediate investigation into the attack.
Professor David Robie – Manager Pacific Media Watch project
Contributing editor PMW project (a new current postgraduate student is appointed each year)
Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
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Pacific Media Watch: + 64 9 921 9388
Fax: + 64 9 921 9987
Last updated: 12-Dec-2017 12.37pm
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