Pacific Media Centre

AUT University's Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura – seeks to stimulate research into contemporary Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and culture production.

The PMC, founded in 2007, also collaborates with other Asia-Pacific media centres engaged in research and cultural production and develops cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review, media freedom project Pacific Media Watch and current affairs website Pacific Scoop.

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Following in the steps of an earlier volume, Media, Information and Development in Papua New Guinea, by Papoutsaki and Rooney (2006), young, emerging and established researchers associated with the Communication Arts Department at Divine Word University have come together to write about issues involving mainstream media, social concerns, development and the information gap and teaching and training the young media and communication professionals.


Dreadlocks was originally published as the literary journal of the School of Language, Arts and Media at the University of the South Pacific (USP), by the Pacific Writing Forum (PWF). This special issue of Dreadlocks includes the proceedings of the Oceans, Islands and Skies - Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change – The Role of Writers, Artists and the Media in Environmental Challenges in the Pacific. The OIS-OCCCC was held from 13-17 September 2010 at the Laucala Campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva.


Founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994, this peer-reviewed research journal explores journalism, media issues, communication and diversity in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It is published by the Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, and has links with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific.