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Julian Aguon: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’


Guam human rights lawyer Julian Aguon ... "no better way to use the law than in defence of vulnerable communities – namely colonised and indigenous peoples, here in the Pacific but elsewhere too." Image: Katherine Mafnas

Pacific Media Centre, Sylvia C. Frain

18 June, 2018

The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and the right of self-determination in Guam, West Papua and beyond.

SF: Talk about law school. Did you like it? Do you have horror stories? Do you recommend it to others, to young people?
 

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The Pacific Media Centre - TE AMOKURA - at AUT University has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and community development.

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Sylvia C. Frain

Postdoctoral Researcher 2018


REGION: Spasifik magazine features PMC's 'conflict' photojournalism book


A photo by Vlad Sokhin in the book.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Item: 10161

AUCKLAND (Spasifik Magazine/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December 2017, simultaneously launching an investigative photojournalism book on the region.

The book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, was edited by Jim Marbrook, Del Abcede, Natalie Robertson and David Robie.

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GLOBAL: RSF index shows Asia-Pacific threatened by China’s media control


Graphic showing RSF Index 2018 Asia-Pacific region freedom rankings. Image: RSF

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Item: 10138

PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Chinese model of state-controlled news and information is being copied in other Asian countries, especially Vietnam and Cambodia, says the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders watchdog in its latest World Press Freedom Index.

North Asia’s democracies are struggling to establish themselves as alternative models.

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REGION: USP 'epoppers' raise Pacific climate awareness with cellphones


Bearing Witness talks to ePOP climate change video makers. Video: Pacific Media Centre

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Item: 10134

By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom
SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Ten students from the University of the South Pacific have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphone devices.

The task was organised through an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) workshop last month by members of the ePOP network based in France.

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Blessen Tom

Bearing Witness climate project 2018

A climate change International Journalism Project intern in 2018.

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Hele Ikimotu

Bearing Witness climate project 2018

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VIDEO: Media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC


Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie about climate change, the media and the Bearing Witness project in Fiji. Video: CESASS

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Item: 10122

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: (Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies/Pacific Media Watch): News media need to empower people over climate change and to encourage them to take action in their communities and press governments to do more, says a New Zealand environmental journalist and advocate.

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REGION: Graduating USP student journalists tell of hard work, sacrifices


Three of the USP journalism graduates, Vilimaina Naqelevuki (from left), Chrisnrita Aumanu and Anishma Prasad, with their scrolls at the National Gymnasium in Suva. Image: Koroi Tadulala/Wansolwara

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Item: 10118

By Mereoni Mili
SUVA (Wansolwara News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): It was a proud moment for six journalism students who graduated from the University of the South Pacific in Suva this week.

For Chrisnrita Aumanu, a journalism student from the Solomon Islands, being away from home was challenging but worth the sacrifice after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fiji President Jioji Konrote at the National Gymnasium.

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'Decolonize Oceania! Free Guåhan!': Communicating resistance at the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts


Pacific Media Centre, Sylvia C. Frain

Monday, March 19, 2018

It’s time we confronted the fact that, for nearly 400 years, the state of the island has also been colonial.  It is the unchanged and unrepentant shadow cast upon our unshackled destiny.  (Pacific Daily News, 'Transcript of Gov.

About the authors

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Pacific Media Centre

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The Pacific Media Centre - TE AMOKURA - at AUT University has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and community development.

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Sylvia C. Frain

Postdoctoral Researcher 2018


Micronesian militarism – considering climate change


Event date and time: 
Wed, 30/05/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR 4/2018:
MICRONESIAN MILITARISM – CONSIDERING CLIMATE CHANGE

PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR 4/2018:
MICRONESIAN MILITARISM – CONSIDERING CLIMATE CHANGE

Pacific Media Centre’s postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Sylvia C Frain, explores the connections between climate change and United States (US) militarism in Micronesia and how both impact the daily life of Micronesians living in Hawai‘i


REGION: Hiroshima experience sparks new PMC researcher’s peace studies path


Dr Sylvia C. Frain (left) and Cinta M. Kaipat at an Alternative Zero Coalition meeting in Saipan, capital island of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Image: Dr Tiara R. Na'puti /PMC

Friday, March 2, 2018

Item: 10096

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/PMC Online/Pacific Media Watch): A postdoctoral researcher who has recently joined AUT’s Pacific Media Centre was inspired to carry out peace studies research when she visited Peace Park in Hiroshima as a 19-year-old while on board a floating classroom.

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KIRIBATI: International journalists banned from reporting ferry sinking


Michael Morrah interviews survivors Temake Ioane (left) and Ketura Matai. Their only children Remas, 8, and Tautii, 3, died while waiting to be rescued. Image: Newshub

Friday, February 9, 2018

Item: 10078

AUCKLAND (Newshub/Pacific Media Watch): Authorities in Kiribati are blocking international journalists from entering the country to report on the sinking of the passenger ferry, the MV Butiraoi, report news services.

However, Newshubs's Pacific correspondent Michael Morrah reached Kiribati and filed this personal account from Tarawa:

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