The new video produced by Blessen Tom and Sri Krishnamurthi for AUT's Pacific Media Centre.
By Sri Krishnamurthi
“It’s a bit of a lighthouse” for vital regional news and information, says former contributing editor Alex Perrottet summing up the value of the Pacific Media Centre’s Pacific Media Watch freedom project for New Zealand and Pacific journalism.
The Radio New Zealand journalist is among seven international media people involved in the 23-year-old project featured in a new video released this week.
Pacific Media Watch – The Genesis is a 15-minute mini documentary telling the story of the project launched by two journalists at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in 1996 and adopted by Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre in 2007.
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The video was released this week to coincide with the global media freedom conference in London this week.
Pacific Media Watch has become a challenging professional development opportunity for AUT postgraduate students seeking to develop specialist skills in Asia-Pacific journalism.