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Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

Published By   /  November 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Culture, Diaspora, Documentaries, Education, Language, Media, Migrants, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Pasifika, Pasifika success, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

A look at the lives of Pacific islanders who choose to ignore or struggle to embrace their heritage. Video: Plastic Polynesia trailer By Leilani Sitagata Two final-year communication studies students at Auckland University of Technology decided for their end-of-year project to film a mini documentary about what it means to be a “plastic” islander. The […]

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Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

Published By   /  November 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Cuisine, Culinary skills, Culture, Development, Education, Featured, Food, Media, Migrants, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

Students who volunteered for the AUT migrant cookbook include Leilani Sitagata (from left), Amina Mohamed and Tiana Lambert, who spoke of their experience last night. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Students and staff gathered in Auckland last night to launch a cookbook with a difference celebrating culinary delights from refugee or immigrant families – […]

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Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Published By   /  November 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, creativity, Education, Featured, Flavourz Film Festival, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Student films  /  Comments Off on Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Banabans of Rabi: A Story of Survival – the trailer. By Rahul Bhattarai Nine years on the popular Flavourz Film Festival has grown and grown … with more than 170 people watching the screening of 15 student documentary and feature productions at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. The short films – ranging between […]

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‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

Published By   /  November 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Balairung, Education, Featured, Gender, Homestay, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Student assault, Student safety, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on ‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By Sri Wahyuni and Evi Mariani in Yogyakarta, Indonesia An leading Indonesian university’s initial response to a recent sexual assault case allegedly involving two of its students has angered thousands of people, who have signed a petition demanding that the Yogyakarta institution punish the student perpetrator and the campus officials who had penalised the student […]

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Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

Published By   /  October 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, Duke of Sussex, Education, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Prince Harry, Reports, Royal tour, Royal visit, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex outside the University of the South Pacific’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala campus in Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Suva Meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in person was a humbling experience this week for specially selected students from the University of the South Pacific, including […]

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‘Be courageous in your quest for truth,’ journalism academic tells graduates

Published By   /  October 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, journalism, Journalism awards, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on ‘Be courageous in your quest for truth,’ journalism academic tells graduates

Professor David Robie presenting the Best Mobile Journalism Documentary prize sponsored by Internews and Earth Journalism Network at the annual University of the South Pacific journalism awards. Pictured is Kirisitiana Uluwai of Fiji in the runner-up team. Image: Harrison Selmen/Wansolwara By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Pacific journalism academic Professor David Robie believes the media play […]

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Gallery: Pacific student journalists show their stuff on USP awards night

Published By   /  October 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Awards, Education, Featured, Fiji, Gallery, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media awards, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Pacific student journalists show their stuff on USP awards night

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Student journalists have celebrated the end of the academic year with their 18th annual awards at the University if the South Pacific. They were in jovial spirits as 14 awards and cash prizes to the tune of $6000 were awarded to many of the students in a ceremony on Friday evening. […]

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Solomon Islands students impressive at 18th USP journalism awards

Published By   /  October 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Journalism awards, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Student journalists, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on Solomon Islands students impressive 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: Harrisson Selmen/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Solomon Islands student journalists impressed at the annual University of the South Pacific media awards marking the 50th year of […]

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Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Education, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Harassment, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Sexual harassment, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Students at Holy Trinity Primary School in Suva, Fiji, presented their superheroes designed during a workshop held on Monday. Image: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Advocacy groups have called on children and young people to defeat the “ultimate supervillain” – silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Holy Trinity Primary School […]

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

Published By   /  October 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate Refugees, Cross-discipline, Culture, Documentaries, Editor's Picks, Education, Environment, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Profile, Reports, Te Ara Motuhenga, Text  /  Comments Off on 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 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 […]

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