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REGION: Solomon Islands students impress at 18th USP journalism awards


Fiji Sun managing editor business Maraia Vula (middle) flanked by USP Journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh (left), joint winners Koroi Tadulala and Elizabeth Osifelo and Professor David Robie (right). Image: Harri Selmen/Wansolwara

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Wansolwara/Pacific Media Watch): Solomon Islands student journalists impressed at the annual University of the South Pacific media awards marking the 50th year of the Fiji-based regional institution.

The 18th USP student journalist awards on Friday night featured 14 prizes and more than $6000 in cash awards for excellence in journalism.

Solomon Islands students collected seven awards.

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FIJI: Former USP journalism head challenges graduates over role as 'election guardians'


Keynote speaker Professor David Robie (left) presents a "Te Matau a Maui" carving to USP journalism programme coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh for the student newsroom to mark the "NZ connection". Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fiji Times

Monday, October 22, 2018

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By Vilimaina Naqelevuki
SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji faces a critically important general election next month, the second since the return of democracy in this country in 2014.

These were the words of Professor David Robie, director for the Pacific Media Centr at Auckland University of Technology, as he urged governments in Fiji and the Pacific to take into account the important role journalists play during an election.

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David Robie: A future in Pacific journalism in the age of 'media phobia'


"Journalism is not a crime" ... from the slides presentation in Dr Robie's talk at the University of the South Pacific.

David Robie, Pacific Media Centre

22 October, 2018

Keynote address by Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie at The University of the South Pacific Journalism Awards,19 October 2018, celebrating 50 years of the university's existence.

Kia Ora Tatou and Ni Sa Bula

For many of you millennials, you’re graduating and entering a Brave New World of Journalism…

Embarking on a professional journalism career that is changing technologies at the speed of light, and facing a future full of treacherous quicksands like never before.  

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David Robie

Professor, PMC Director

Professor David Robie is an author, journalist and media educator specialising in Asia-Pacific affairs.

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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.


REGION: Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues


A video made by an AUT screen production graduate, Sasya Wreksono, marking the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre. Video: PMC

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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PROFILE: By Craig Major of AUT News
Based at Auckland University of Technology, the Pacific Media Centre is a small team dedicated to telling stories from across the Pacific that you won’t read anywhere else.

Established in 2007 by Professor David Robie in AUT’s School of Communication Studies, the centre focuses on postgraduate research projects and publications that impact on indigenous communities across the Pacific.

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AUT Library publishing platform in line for Open Source Award


Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry (centre right) with the AUT Library digital services team. Image: AUT

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1 October, 2018

By Luqman Hayes
Tuwhera
, AUT's open access publishing platform that hosts Pacific Journalism Review, has been nominated as a finalist in this year's New Zealand Open Source Awards in the Education, Social Services and Youth category.

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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.


NZ: AUT cements position among top 3 Kiwi universities in world ranking list


Saturday, September 29, 2018

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AUCKLAND (AUT University News/Pacific Media Watch): The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has released its 2019 results, placing AUT for the first time in the top three in New Zealand, and the top 350 in the world, reports an Auckland University of Technology statement.  

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NZ: Aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack


A group working on foreign aid strategy in Solomon Islands. Image: RNZ Pacific

Friday, September 21, 2018

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OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands:

HONIARA (RNZ Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders working hard for their countries, and undermines New Zealand itself.

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PMC chair Camille Nakhid talks to TTT Live about 'decolonising' research


TTT's Now presenter Lisa Wickham (right) talks to PMC chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid (left) and doctoral candidate Kara Beckford of the University of Auckland. Video: TTT

Camille Nakhid, Pacific Media Centre

15 September, 2018

An international conference in the Caribbean this week focusing on critical thinking, interrogative discourse and rigorous research has featured the Pacific Media Centre chair.

Associate Professor Camille Nakhid, of AUT's School of Social Sciences, who is also chair of the PMC advisory board, and doctoral candidate Kara Beckford (Māori-Jamaican heritage), University of Auckland, also appeared on the TTT Live (Trinidad and Tobago Television) programme Now.

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Camille Nakhid

PMC Advisory Board chair

Associate professor in the School of Social Sciences, AUT University.

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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.


NZ: Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori


Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ

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A new app developed by Spark and Google in conjunction with the Research Team of the Te Aka Māori – English, English – Māori Dictionary in Te Ipukarea ~The National Māori Language Institute, has taken New Zealand by storm this Māori Language Week, reports AUT News.

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NZ: Whitireia scraps journalism diploma months after moving into new base


Whitireia journalism students Nico Hendricks and Nikita Rawnsley-Wratt will be some of the last to graduate from the closing course. Image: Rosa Woods/Stuff

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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By Jessica Long
WELLINGTON (Stuff/Pacific Media Watch): Students hungry to become journalists in New Zealand will no longer be able to study at Wellington's Whitireia after the polytechnic cut the course.

Nine months after Wellington's Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity opened and students moved in, the journalism programme's three tutors and students were told it would all be over by November's graduation.

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