Asia Pacific Report

Asia Pacific Report
is a joint venture between Multimedia Investments Ltd ( and AUT’s Pacific Media Centre ( (

A core of the content is provided by postgraduate student journalists on the PMC’s Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course in the School of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology. The students report on a range of Asia-Pacific issues ranging from climate change and the environment to education and health to politics, media, law social justice and sustainable business. Their reports are supplemented by articles from the University of the South Pacific’s regional journalism programme and Wansolwara newspaper, and contributing journalists and academics.

Objectives of the website:
  • An independent Asia-Pacific voice telling the untold stories
  • An educational media resource boosting the quality on regional reporting
  • Addressing justice for the marginalised
  • Providing Asia-Pacific journalism internships

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Consulate denies Māori Party claim for royal backing for Tongan candidate
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Philip Cass in Auckland Tonga’s Consul has denied claims by Tongan Māori Party candidate Manase Lua that he was endorsed by King Tupou VI. Lua made the claims in comments posted underneath ph...

Pasifika voters want ‘hand-ups, not hand-outs’ in NZ housing crisis
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Kendall Hutt in Māngere Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on Saturday. At a live Q+A ele...

West Papua: Five facts about Indonesia’s ‘dark, dirty secret’
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
ANALYSIS: By Connor Woodman The Indonesian President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret – its brutal 50-year war in its easternmost pro...

Jakarta advocacy group accuses hardline general over attack
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
By Dwi Andayani and Noval Dwinuary Antoni in Jakarta Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) advocacy head Muhammad Isnur has accused retired Major-General Kivlan Zen and Presidium 313 member Rahmat H...

Vanuatu’s PM aims at UN over ‘sensitive’ West Papua issue
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month’s Forum in Samoa backed off making a decision about West Papua b...

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Pacific Media Centre

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Phone: +64 9 921 9999 x7834
Director: Professor David Robie

Last updated: 22-Feb-2017 8.54am

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