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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Evading Medical Care: Australia’s Refugee Arrangements

24-Jun-2018 3.09am

Article – Binoy Kampmark It is a credit to the venality of Australias refugee policy that much time is spent on letting others do what that particular country ought to be doing. For a state so obsessed with the idea of a rule-based order, breaking those rules …Evading Medical Care: Australia’s Refugee Arrangements with Taiwan […]


Four New Singles Ready to Mingle on Heartbreak Island

24-Jun-2018 1.06am

Press Release – TVNZ Four New Singles Ready to Mingle on Heartbreak Island Theres more disruption for the couples on Heartbreak Island this Monday when FOUR new singles arrive in Fiji ready to turn up the heat. Just when the players thought they knew what the …Four New Singles Ready to Mingle on Heartbreak Island […]


The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews prison inmate Arthur Taylor

23-Jun-2018 12.08am

Press Release – The Nation Lisa Owen: Arthur Taylor told me he’d never met David Tamihere when he decided to prosecute Roberto Conchie Harris for perjury. Harris was one of three jailhouse informants in Tamiheres trial, known for many years as Witnesses A, B and C because their …On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews prison […]



Managing Editor David Robie
Contributing editor Alex Perrottet
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