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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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.

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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.

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Ruthless Tidal Wave

THIS edition of Pacific Journalism Review began with a theme around ‘Endangered Journalists’. However, by the time it was into full editorial production it was clear that this was also about the global silence and injustice imposed on West Papua and the ‘endangered’ indigenous people in this mountainous land on the cusp of Asia and the Pacific.

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A special book edition of Pacific Journalism Review marking 20 years of publishing. This new publication features the Pacific asylum seekers issue and human rights, the Fiji post-coup general election and free speech, resource development in the Solomon Islands, Australia’s emerging “secret state” and shield laws, human rights in West Papua, martial law and e-martial law in the Philippines and New Zealand political and climate change reportage of the Pacific.

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