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Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project


David Robie, Pacific Media Centre

Monday, February 25, 2019

Robie, D. (2018). Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(1), 155-177. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i1.415

Abstract

In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students to Viti Levu to document and report on the impact of climate change (Robie & Chand, 2017). This was followed up in 2017 in a second phase of what was hoped would become a five-year mission and expanded in future years to include other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

About the authors

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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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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.


Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey


The heading on the book chapter on University of the South Pacific's 50-year history.

Shailendra Singh

Friday, February 22, 2019

Singh, Shailendra (2018). Journalism at USP: A Thirty-Year History. In Leckie, Jacqueline (editor), A University for the Pacific, 50 Years of USP (pp. 201-203). Suva: University of the South Pacific, 240 pp. ISBN 978-982-98199-1-8.

Abstract

The University of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary marks 30 years of existence for its regional journalism programme. In an eventful journey, the programme weathered military coups, overcame financial hardships and shrugged off academic snobbery to get this far. The programme started in Suva in 1988, with Commonwealth funding, and a handful of students to its name. It has produced over 200 graduates serving the Pacific and beyond in various media and communication roles.

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Shailendra Singh

PMC Research Associate

Dr Shailendra Singh is senior lecturer and coordinator of journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.


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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

Item: 10243

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

Pacific Media Centre

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.


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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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.


INDONESIA: Officials ruin Australian researcher’s honeymoon over Papua


Doctoral researcher Belinda Lopez .... interest in community storytelling. Image: FB

Monday, August 6, 2018

Item: 10204

SYDNEY (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): An Australian doctoral researcher whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the insecure Papua region has been deported after Indonesian officials accused her of being a journalist, a news agency reports.

Belinda Lopez, a Bahasa speaker, is back in Australia with a week left of her holiday but her plans ruined.

Her husband had already been barred from boarding the flight to Bali because his Dutch passport had less than six months validity. She was forced to fly alone.

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INDONESIA: ‘Blacklisted’ Australian researcher detained in Bali airport


Researcher Belinda Lopez ... detained by Indonesian authorities in Bali's Denpasar airport. Image: Belinda Lopez/FB

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): An Australian-based doctoral media researcher says she has been “blacklisted” by Indonesian authorities and refused entry to the country while embarking on a holiday in Bali.

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PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and 'old wives' tales' across the Pacific


Event date and time: 
Wed, 29/08/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Jourdene Rosella Cruz Aguon PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the Marianas) and their oral traditions,