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:
PNG: PM O'Neill condemns sorcery torture, killings as 'unacceptable'
PORT MORESBY (The National/Pacific Media Watch): Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has voiced the nation’s outrage at the “unacceptable” torture and killings of women and girls accused of practising sorcery in the wake of another death.
He referred to the men behind the torture and killing of women and girls as “cowards” whose actions were “pathetic and perverted”.
PNG: Police waiting for autopsy report on Post-Courier journalist's death
By Helen Tarawa
PORT MORESBY (The National/Pacific Media Watch): Investigations into the cause of death of former Post-Courier business editor Rosalyn Albaniel Evara is continuing, criminal investigation division chief Sergeant Ulagish Mantu says.
Mantu told The National that the CID was still awaiting a copy of the final report of the autopsy from the doctor concerned.
He said police had statements from witnesses and Evara’s husband also provided one.
TONGA: Election results reflect 'wishes of the people', say observers
NUKU'ALOFA (Matangi Tonga/Pacific Media Watch): The results of Tonga’s November 16 general election “reflected the wishes of the people” the chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group Margaret Wilson DNZM said at the Tanoa Hotel on November 18.
Speaking to the press at the end of their observer mission, she congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga for turning out in numbers to exercise their democratic right.
Professor David Robie – Manager Pacific Media Watch project
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Last updated: 15-Jun-2017 11.23am
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