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Pacific Journalism Review 2014 conference - final programme


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17 November, 2014

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Day 1: PJR 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: Thursday, 27 November 2014
Venue: WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building,
AUT's City Campus

Time Session
8:00 – 8:45 Registration
WG126
 
8.45 – 9.00 Mihi WhakatauAUT Tangata Whenua
WG126
 
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction ‐ 
Opening remarks, welcome: Professor David Robie, PMC director, PJR editor and conference convenor
Opening: Walter Fraser, AUT University’s Head of Pacific Advancement
Sasya Wreksono: Screening of new video documentary The Life of Pacific Journalism Review (10min)
WG126
 
9:30 – 9:45

Keynote A1: Political and investigative journalism in the Asia-Pacific region: Impunity in the Philippines: “Losing the Maguindanao massacre case?”
Convenor: Dr Philip Cass
‐ Del Abcede will give a message, video and update on the Ampatuan massacre on behalf of Ces Drilon who has had to return to the Philippines suddenly for a family bereavement
- Ces Oreña-Drilon (Philippines - investigative television journalist from ABS-CBN)
WG126

9.45  – 10:45 Plenary A2: Snapshots of Asia-Pacific media freedom and issues -
Convenor: Dr Philip Cass
Barbara Dreaver (Television NZ Pacific correspondent, Kiribati-NZ)
Ricardo Morris (Former Pacific Freedom Forum coordinator, Fiji)
WG126
 
10:45 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
WG128 FOYER

 
11:00 – 12:30 Plenary A3: Asylum seekers, surveillance and shield laws  
Convenor: Professor Barry King
Professor Mark Pearson:
Suppression, sentences, surveillance, security and cynical spin: Is Australia an emerging Secret State?
Professor Wendy Bacon: Covering intelligence in Australia - Journalism as handmaiden of the state?
Associate Professor Joseph Fernandez: Confidential sources and the shield laws highwire
WG126
 
12:30 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
WG128 FOYER
 
1:00 – 2:15 Session A4: Fiji elections and press freedom
Convenor: Shailendra Singh
Pat Craddock: University journalism casualties: A Fiji case study in free speech
Eliki Drugunalevu and Irene Manueli: Media freedom in Fiji: Journalism challenges facing an  independent, campus-based, student newspaper
Jane Verbitsky: NZ, Fiji, the ‘return to democracy’ election 2014, and science diplomacy
WG608
 

Session A5: Asia-Pacific censorship and digital media:
Convenor:
Ces Oreña-Drilon
Amy Forbes: Marcos and censorship: fairy tales of the Marcos years
Del Abcede and David Robie: Cybercrime, criminal libel and the media:  From ‘e-martial law’ to the Magna Carta in the Philippines

WG609

 

2:15 –  3:30 Session A6: Environmental journalismClimate change
Convenor: A/Professor Trevor Cullen
Chris Nash: ‘Atolls in the ocean – canaries in the mine’: Australian journalism about the impact of climate
change in the Pacific
Evangelia Papoutsaki, Sandra
Kailahi and Usha Harris
:  
Communicating climate change, disaster and crisis in the Pacific: A regional appraisal
WG608
 
Session A7:
Cultural representations 1

Convenor: Khairiah A. Rahman
Steve Elers: Conducting research with
Māori: Experiences, reflections and lessons from a communication studies PhD
Ayla Hoeta: Social media  support Rangatahi Online whānau identity
Jessica Paul: The dangerous meme: Exploring representations of Māori on Facebook
WG609

 
3:30 – 3:45 COFFEE BREAK
WG128 Foyer
 
3:45 – 5:00 Session A8: Plenary: Twenty Years of Pacific Journalism Review
Convenor: Professor Wendy Bacon
Lee Duffield
: Research paper: Twenty years of PJR
PJR political cartoonist Malcolm Evans: Challenges for political cartooning
Other contributions from editors and contributors
WG126
 
5:00 – 6:00

WINE AND CHEESE WELCOME FROM THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Ampatuan massacre candlelight vigil for 32 murdered journalists in the Philippines on 23 Nov 2009 - Governor Fitzroy Plaza,
5.30 pm - Asia-Pacific Human Rights Coalition (WPHRC)
6:00 – 8:00    Session A9: Documentary screening Cap Bocage (New Caledonia)
Jim Marbrook (AUT) – new documentary supported by the Pacific Media Centre. Introduction and Q & A at the end.
Facilitator: Professor Barry King
WG126
 


Day 2: PJR 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: Friday, 28 November 2014
Venue:  WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building,
AUT's City Campus

Time Session
8.30 – 9.00 Registration, Welcome
 
9.00 – 9.30 Plenary BI Keynote: Fiji media realities post-elections  
Ricardo Morris (Editor, Repúblika)
Facilitator: Professor David Robie

WG126   
 
9.30 – 10.30 Plenary B2 Panel: Asia-Pacific politics, citizen journalism and democracy
Convenor: Dr Philip Cass
Shailendra Singh:
(Fiji) Media laws and political journalism in Fiji
Nick Chesterfield (West Papua): Overcoming media mythmaking, malignancies and dangerous conduct in West Papua reportage
WG126
 
10.30 – 10.45 COFFEE BREAK
WG128 FOYER

 
10:45 – 11:30 Plenary B3: Caught in the web: Issues from the Dotcom case  3 - Professor Annie Goldson
Convenor: Professor Barry King
WG126
 
11.30 – 12:30

Plenary B4: Issues for NZ and Asia-Pacific documentary making
Convenor: Professor Barry King
Peter Thompson
Jim Marbrook

Alister Barry

WG126

12:30 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
WG128 FOYER
 
12:00 - 2:00 PARALLEL SESSION: Auckland City Library, Lorne St (5min from AUT)
  • Dr Philip Cass on democracy and media in the Pacific
  • Flavourz 2014 video
1:00 – 2:15

Session B5: Contemporary conflict reporting issues
Convenor: Professor Mark Pearson
Maire Leadbeater
: Conflict on West Papua: The contrast between historic and contemporary media coverage in New Zealand
Rukhsana Aslam: Media, politics and the threat to journalists in Pakistan
Steve Ellmers: A tale of two statues: Contemporary conflict reporting constraints and the Battle of Baghdad
WG803

Session B6:
Cultural Representations 2

Convenor: Dr Jane Verbitsky
Chris Thomson & Bonita Mason
: Why the where matters: A sense of place imperative for teaching better Indigenous affairs reporting
Khairiah A. Rahman: Dialogue and persuasion in the Islamic tradition: Implications for journalism
Arjun Rajkhowa: Popular politics and divergent claims of national unity
WG606
 

2:15 – 3:30 Session B7: Journalism education
Convenor: A/Professor Trevor Cullen
Lyn Barnes & Elesha Edmonds
: ‘If it bleeds, it leads’: Changing death coverage in The New Zealand Herald
Verica Rupar: Journalism education and the concept of inclusive society
Nasya Bahfen & Alex Wake: Tweeting, friending and reporting: Social media use among journalism academics, students and graduates in the Asia-Pacific
WG803

 

Session B8:  Environmental and political journalism    
Convenor: Professor Chris Nash
Kayt Davies
: The logging of ‘cloud forest’ on the island of Kolombangara: An investigative case study
Nicole Gooch: Journalism as research and political ecology: The Goro mine as a case study
Ruth Callaghan: Classroom curation – using storify.com as a participatory journalism teaching tool
WG606
 

3:30 – 3:45 COFFEE BREAK
WG128 FOYER
 
3:45 – 5:00

Session B9: Health reporting, e-health and political social media
Convenor: A/Prof Camille Nakhid
Trevor Cullen: Health reporting in the Pacific - New challenges ahead
Phoebe Elers: Online news representations of New Zealand e-Health strategies
Rizwangul Nur-Muhammad: The art of symbolic resistance: The use of Facebook by the Uygher diaspora
WG126
 

5:00 – 6:00

PACIFIC JOURNALISM REVIEW 20th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION
BIRTHDAY DRINKS AND CANAPÉS

Vice-Chancellor: Derek McCormack
Speaker: Professor Ian Richards, Editor, Australian Journalism Review

 

WG128

6:00 –  8:00    

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Max Stahl, UNESCO cine-journalist extraordinaire from Timor-Leste
Convenor and introduction: Professor Barry King

'If you want independence, you'll eat stones': A Timor-Leste theatre of intimidation retrospective

The Reconciliation - Part 1 (an "experimental" documentary and a presentation of a compilation anti-news and news and media coverage in the traumatic birth of a nation.


WG126


8.30
 
Optional dinner at MEZZE BAR, 9 Durham St East (about 10min walk from AUT)
Set menu available at $30 or a la carte
 

Day 3: PJR 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: Saturday, 29 November 2014                          
Venue: AUT's City Campus

Time Session
9:00 – 10:30 Documentary screening C1:  Hot Air, a NZ Film festival documentary about New Zealand’s flawed climate change policies.
Facilitator: Dr Rosser Johnson
Introduction by the film maker Alister Barry and Q & A at the end.
WG404 (Case Room)
 
10:30 – 11:00 Plenary C2: Pacific climate change panel in response to Hot Air.
WG404
11:00 – 11:15
COFFEE BREAK
WG401 FOYER
 
11:15 – 12:30

Screening C3: Flavourz 2014 Film festival and highlights over the years
Introduced by PMC chair Isabella Rasch and student directors

Makings of a Kaitiaki. dir Sophie Johnson. 2009
The Modern Afo of Tonga. dir John Pulu. 2009
The Spoken South dir. Rachel Balderstone. 2013
Becoming Samoan dir. Krystal Vaega. 2011
Lunchtime dir: Struan Purdie. 2014. Premiere screening.
WG404

Conference closing by PMC chair Isabella Rasch

12:30 – 1:00

PACIFIC FAREWELL LUNCH HOSTED IN THE PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE

WG1028

Entrances to the conference venue - WG126 in Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University.

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