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NZ: Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks


Hate speech ... “The problem of socially-conditioned hatred is so much larger and more intricate than the capacity of any sort of censorship to control it.” Image: David Robie/PMC

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Item: 10311

By Michael Andrew
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic.

Professor Paul Spoonley, pro vice-chancellor of Massey University, told Asia Pacific Report that online hate speech “provides an enabling environment which green lights racial and religious vilification”.

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REGION: Pacific Media Watch student editor takes up key news role


PMW contributing editor Michael Andrew ... seeking more in-depth coverage of the region in mainstream media. Image: Del Abcede/PMC

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Item: 10310

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): An Auckland freelance journalist, Michael Andrew, who is completing his postgraduate journalism diploma at Auckland University of Technology, has been appointed Pacific Media Watch contributing editor for the year.

Andrew, 30, is studying journalism through AUT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Communications and was among the top students on last year’s Asia Pacific Journalism Studies paper.

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NZ: Citizens have no good use for machine guns - NZ Herald editorial


Rod Emmerson's cartoon on gun controls in the New Zealand Herald today in the wake of Friday's Christchurch mosque shooting tragedy, leaving 50 worshippers dead. Image: PMW screenshot

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Item: 10309

AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): Of all the issues the nation needs to address in the aftermath of the atrocity on Friday, the prohibition of military-style guns in civilian ownership is surely the low-hanging fruit.

Rapid-fire weapons such as the one that slaughtered worshippers in Christchurch mosques should not be in the hands of any private citizen.

After what has happened, it will be surprising if gun enthusiasts offer any argument. If only we had heeded warnings so often issued over the years.

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NZ: Christchurch terror attacks - advertisers to pull social media ads


"Massacre shame of Facebook" banner headline in the London Daily Mail at the weekend. Image: PMC screenshot

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Item: 10308

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/RNZ News/Pacific Media Watch): More than 50 New Zealand companies are considering pulling ads from Facebook because it allowed a livestream of the Christchurch massacre last Friday.

Some firms have already stopped advertising and the Association of New Zealand Advertisers predicts dozens of others are likely to follow suit.

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NZ: ‘Blood everywhere’ - 50 deaths in massacre at mosques, reports RNZ


Armed police in action during the Christchurch lockdown after the attack on two mosques today. Image: RNZ

Friday, March 15, 2019

Item: 10307

CHRISTCHURCH (Radio NZ/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Armed police have been deployed after shots were fired at two mosques where hundreds of people were praying near Hagley Park in Christchurch today.

Radio NZ reports 50 people killed with a further 50 wounded.

Fuller reports on Asia Pacific Report.

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NZ: Hearts and minds – how new media ‘cold war’ soft power impacts


Samoa Observer editor Mata'afa Keni Lesa (second from left) among eight journalists from New Zealand and the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai'i, last December to get briefings from the US government on regional security. The trip was sponsored by the US State Department. Image: Samoa Observer/RNZ Mediawatch screenshot

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Item: 10305

By Jeremy Rose of RNZ Mediawatch
WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Seven senior New Zealand journalists spent a week in Hawai’i late last year and produced just one story between them. It didn’t cost their organisations a cent – the tab was picked up by the US State Department.

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Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018


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Publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Publisher: Pacific Media Centre

PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018 ebook
The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) became the only university-based communications and media publishing unit to be included in Radio New Zealand's highly praised public outreach programme in recognition of its specialised Pacific knowledge, research and media content production.

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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.


TONGA: Hard-hitting documentary explores ‘deportee dumping’ lives


In Gangsters in Paradise – Deportees of Tonga, Vice embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Video: Vice Zealandia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Item: 10302

By Philip Cass
AUCKLAND (Kaniva News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): “It’s like crabs being stuck in a bucket scratching each other to get out.”

“It’s like rubbish dumping.”

Those are two views about the crisis facing Tonga as countries like the United States, Australia and New Zealand deport criminals to the kingdom.

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VIDEO: Banabans climate change student documentary chosen for third festival


An updated trailer for the short documentary Banabans of Rabi.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Item: 10301

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, a short documentary by Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the Māoriland Film Festival 2019 next month.

The film will be screened as part as part of Ngā Pūtake Shorts.

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REGION: Asia-Pacific journalists plan strategy for gender-based violence reporting


Former Pacific Media Watch editor and now Tagata Pasifika journalist Alistar Kata (left) and AUT masters research student Pauline Mago-King from Papua New Guinea who attended this week's gender-based violence media workshop. Image: Star Kata/Instagram

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Item: 10289

By Pauline Mago-King
MELBOURNE (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Seventeen women journalists from the Asia-Pacific region gathered in the Victorian capital of Melbourne this week to work on an empowerment strategy for reporting on gender-based violence against women.

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