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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.


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.

About the authors

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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.


INDONESIA: Officials ruin Australian researcher’s honeymoon over Papua


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

Monday, August 6, 2018

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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,


Translation as struggle and resistance: Re-translating 19th century Tagalog revolutionary texts


Event date and time: 
Wed, 25/07/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Pia Cristóbal KahnPACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Indigenous meanings and epistemologies tend to be forgotten and buried, and even erased, by non-indigenist interpretations and translations. This seminar is an exploration of an ‘indigenist hermeneutic’ to a re-translation of key texts of the Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, a 19th-century anti-colonial movement in the Spanish colony of Filipinas, the present-day Philippines.


Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem


Professor Sanjay speaking

Pacific Media Centre

17 June, 2018

The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018.


REGION: ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ media judgment a challenge, says academic


Speakers in the opening AMIC2018 plenary on “Millennials – concept of democracy: Freedom of expression for all v. Freedom of expression for themselves”. Image: Pacific Media Centre

Friday, June 15, 2018

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BRIEFING: By David Robie
MANIPAL, India (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): “Fake news” combined with a lack of critical media judgment by many in the millennial generation is a major challenge to democracies across the world, says a leading Indian communication academic.

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