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Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Legal issues, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Auckland University of Technology When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media since World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media freedom watchdog last month. When Pacific countries reflect […]

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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australia, Crime, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Special Report, Tertiary Education, Trauma  /  Comments Off on Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice they face large compensation claims if they fail to take care of journalists who regularly cover traumatic events. The Victorian County Court accepted the potential […]

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A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Awards, Communication, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, pasifika, Student Awards, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Geraldine Lopdell’s family was looking for a fitting way to celebrate a “life well lived” when they decided to set up one of AUT’s newest awards. During life, Geraldine had been an excellent teacher and artist, a supportive and generous friend and a captivating storyteller […]

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USP journalism team drops in on creative industries at AUT

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Evening Report, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, Journalism Education, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Television  /  Comments Off on USP journalism team drops in on creative industries at AUT

Two University of the South Pacific journalism academics today met with creative industries staff at Auckland University of Technology to discuss plans to bolster collaboration and looked in on AUT’s impressive media facilities. USP’s journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh and colleague Eliki Drugunavelu are on an Asia-Pacific research trip to Auckland. They met with AUT’s […]

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David Robie: A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, DJF, Education, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Special Report, Student Awards, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on David Robie: A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Keynote address by Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie at The University of the South Pacific Journalism Awards,19 October 2018, celebrating 50 years of the university’s existence. Kia Ora Tatou and Ni Sa Bula For many of you millennials, you’re graduating and entering a […]

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AUT Library publishing platform in line for Open Source Award

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Education, Featured story, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Publications, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on AUT Library publishing platform in line for Open Source Award

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC By Luqman HayesTuwhera, AUT’s open access publishing platform that hosts Pacific Journalism Review, has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s New Zealand Open Source Awards in the Education, Social Services and Youth category. The nomination is acknowledgement of the hard work and innovation […]

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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Education, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” […]

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Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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Talking journalist ‘targeting’ and Papuan media on World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured story, Front page, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, PMC Reportage  /  Comments Off on Talking journalist ‘targeting’ and Papuan media on World Press Freedom Day

Author profile:  Pacific Media Watch By Craig Major School of Communication Studies Professor and Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day last week with a seminar covering the “targeting” and killing of Journalists, as well as the state of the media in West Papua. During a seminar on Friday 3 May to […]

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Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured story, Front page, Journalist safety, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Research, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

Street art posters in support of protecting journalists in a “free media” West Papua in Jakarta, Indonesia, during WPFD2017. Image: David Robie Pacific Media Centre Friday, November 24, 2017 Abstract It was ironical that the most evocative demonstration of freedom of the press in Indonesia since the draconian Suharto era two decades ago was also […]

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