Pacific Scoop

Independent Pacific news, analysis and commentary Pacific Scoop is a regional “hub” partnership venture between AUT's Pacific Media Centre and the independent news portal Scoop.

The centre is based in the School of Communication Studies where postgraduate Pacific student journalists and other media students with an interest in Pasifika affairs will be filing regular stories.

Students on the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies postgraduate paper use this news website as their main course outlet.

Other students on regional and international internships will be reporting too.

The idea is to produce a distinct blend of news, current affairs and analysis – a fresh and independent “voice” of the Pacific.

We are keen to tell the hidden stories and address justice for the marginalised.

Education, culture, creativity, environment, health, human rights, media, social justice, resource development, regional security and technology are just some of the topics high on our reportage list.

Supplementing our daily file from students are articles by academic staff, regional journalists and civil society advocates and analysts.

Together with AUT, the Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea; National University of Samoa; and University of the South Pacific journalism schools will also be filing stories, images and multimedia for Pacific Scoop.

We also have a link with the Reportage-Enviro student website at the UTS Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), which is committed to “promoting an alternative voice in the global environmental debate with news that challenges consensus or raises awareness on under-exposed issues”.

Pacific Scoop editor: Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre

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Bougainville: Families Commemorating Their Missing Relatives And The Right To Know About Their Fate

04-Dec-2020 3.39am

Press Release – ICRC By Eunar Noreen Karatu/Bordger Bakere ICRC The last time I saw my brother was in 1990, when he went to drop off my sister and her son at Makaki point in Kieta town. Before leaving, he asked for chicken for dinner and we ate all together that … By Eunar Noreen […]


Truck Parts And PPE Delivered As RNZAF Returns To Tonga

04-Dec-2020 2.47am

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force NZ Army Unimog truck parts for the Kingdom of Tongas military and PPE, including medical gowns, have been delivered to the island nation today. A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules delivered the freight in a contactless logistics stop, with … NZ Army Unimog truck parts for […]


Santa Claus Ruse Embarrassing

03-Dec-2020 10.20pm

Press Release – ACT New Zealand New Zealanders should be incredibly frustrated that the only travel bubble Jacinda Arderns Government has been able to establish is a fictional one, with the North Pole, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Why are so many people prepared to play … “New Zealanders should be incredibly frustrated that the […]



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