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Science Writing and Climate Change – a new environmental journalism book

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Climate Change, DJF, Education, Environmental Journalism, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Science, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Science Writing and Climate Change – a new environmental journalism book

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie ISBN/code: 9781927184578 Price: $20.00 Publication date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Publisher: Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) in association with SciDev.Net and the Pacific Media Centre: Manila and Auckland. “Disaster reporting, which focuses on deaths and casualties for the benefit of local […]

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Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Censorship, DJF, Education, FifthEstate1, Front page, History, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific,, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC An excerpt from the cover of Mekim Nius- Tok Pisin for “newsmaking”. David Robie Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Abstract The news media is the watchdog of democracy. But in the South Pacific today the Fourth Estate role is under threat from governments seeking statutory regulation, […]

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Karoronga, kele’a, talanoa, tapoetethakot and va: expanding millennial notions of a ‘Pacific way’ journalism education and media research culture

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, DJF, Education, FifthEstate1, journalism, Journalism Education, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Talanoa, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Karoronga, kele’a, talanoa, tapoetethakot and va: expanding millennial notions of a ‘Pacific way’ journalism education and media research culture

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Research David Robie Monday, June 10, 2019 Abstract As critical issues such as climate change, exploited fisheries, declining human rights and reconfiguration of political systems inherited at independence increasingly challenge the microstates of Asia-Pacific, approaches to news media and journalism education are also under strain. […]

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Pacific Media Watch documentary under way – the highlights 2019

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Documentary, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Project, Student Press, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Watch documentary under way – the highlights 2019

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Fair Go assistant producer and a recent AUT graduate Blessen Tom and current postgraduate student Sri Krishnamurthi embarked in May on a storytelling project about Pacific Media Watch. They are interviewing the founders and some of the journalists and students involved on the media freedom […]

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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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Bougainville: The valley of the Rambos, 1989

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, Front page, Human Rights, independence, KB, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bougainville: The valley of the Rambos, 1989

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A Papua New Guinean soldier guards the road to Panguna, Bougainville, 1989. Image: David Robie David Robie Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Abstract ‘The original [Panguna mine] agreement overrode our customs, denied us our land rights and was too rushed. It contradicts our way of life; […]

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Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asian news values, Culture, Education, FifthEstate1, Islam, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News Values, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Religion, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC “Burkinis have been banned in Cannes.: From a Stuff representation. Pacific Journalism Review Friday, March 15, 2019 Abstract In the global media scene, media ownership is controlled by groups with political agendas. Intolerance of ‘the other’, from Islam and migrants to people of colour, show […]

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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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Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Pacific Media Centre Monday, February 25, 2019 Abstract In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students to Viti Levu […]

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Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Journalism Education, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Heading on the book chapter on University of the South Pacific’s 50-year history. Shailendra Singh Friday, February 22, 2019 Abstract The Univerasity of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary marks 30 years of existence for its regional journalism programme. In an eventful journey, the programme weathered […]

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Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Book Review, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 2624-3768 Publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) became the only university-based communications and media publishing unit to be included in Radio New Zealand’s highly praised public […]

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Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Publication, Tertiary Education, Toktok  /  Comments Off on Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 1175-0472 Publication date: Monday, February 18, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre ‘BE COURAGEOUS IN YOUR QUEST FOR TRUTH,’ PMC DIRECTOR TELLS PACIFIC JOURNALISM GRADUATES Pacific journalism academic Professor David Robie believes the media play a critical role in exposing abuses […]

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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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PMC indicative outputs

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC indicative outputs

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Research outputs from the Pacific Media Centre and research associates include: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |  2011 | 2010 | 2019 Media outputs:Robie, David (2019, January 25). Typhoon Usman and nightmarish holiday times in […]

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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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Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  1965 Indonesian purge, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, General Wiranto, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian diplomacy, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By Ben Bohane Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in a decades-old jungle war forgotten by the world. But new geopolitical maneuvering may soon change the balance of power here, prompting regional concern about an intensifying battle for this rich remote […]

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Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Communications, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Internet, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Telecommunications, Tonga, Tonga Cable  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

Internet shock … Tonga Communications Corporation. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Philip Cass and Kalino Latu Tonga’s abrupt communications blackout may last up to two weeks before the fibre optic submarine cable restores the internet and mobile connection with the world. Tonga Cable Director Paula Piveni Piukala told Kaniva News repairs could be done in […]

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Critics see Fiji’s Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’ for online censors

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, cyber security, Cyber-censorship, Cyber-crime laws, Cyberbullying, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Internet, KB, KB, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Online safety, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on Critics see Fiji’s Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’ for online censors

Fiji’s new online safety law … deemed by the government as necessary to make the internet a safe space for women and children. Image: S&S By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor the internet. The law was passed in […]

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Jakarta Post: Free radical cleric linked to Bali bombing – why now?

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, Abu Bakar Bashir, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bali bombings, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, FifthEstate1, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Joko Widodo, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, presidential elections, Reports, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Jakarta Post: Free radical cleric linked to Bali bombing – why now?

Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir … controversy over presidential plan for his early release. Image: YouTube still Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesian President Joko Widodo says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, following news he […]

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Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Lusa News, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RTTL, Television, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste Radio and Television  /  Comments Off on Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

Ousted Timorese RTTL television chief fought hard to prevent political pressure on his journalists. Video: RTTLEP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The former president of of Timor-Leste’s public television network says he has been sacked for political reasons. Gil da Costa was removed this month from the post of chairperson of the board of directors of […]

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