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:
NZ: Author Nicky Hager reveals behind the scenes of Hit & Run investigation
By Kendall Hutt
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Investigative journalist and author Nicky Hager has taken journalism students inside the process behind the controversial book Hit & Run, outlining an example of investigative journalism.
INDONESIA: Student Afi’s blog items inspirational – but her FB ‘frozen’
Translated by Khairiah A. Rahman
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Redaksi Indonesia/Pacific Media Watch): The Facebook account of Afi Nihaya Faradisa, an Indonesian high school student from the village of Banyuwangi in eastern Java who has inspired thousands of netizens, has been suspended.
PNG: Media council unveils updated code of ethics as guide for elections
PORT MORESBY (Media Council of Papua New Guinea/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Journalists, reporters and media practitioners in Papua New Guinea have been urged to use the industry’s revised code of ethics to guide their conduct during next month’s 2017 General Election.
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
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
Private Bag 92006
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Pacific Media Watch: + 64 9 921 9388
Fax: + 64 9 921 9987
Last updated: 26-Aug-2016 4.15pm
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