Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific - PMC's 10th anniversary event

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Safety of journalists working in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Pacific Media Centre in the AUT School of Communication Studies turns ten this year. We are planning a special event on November 30 with Tagata Pasifika's Alistar Kata as MC. It also belatedly marks the International Day of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on November 2.

The event includes:

+ Guest speakers: Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, speaking on journalist safety and the culture of impunity. The Philippines is the country with the largest single massacre of journalists in 2009, and where a "war on drugs" has led to a widely condemned wave of extrajudicial killings.

+ Johnny Blades, senior journalist of RNZ International, speaking about his experiences in West Papua and Melanesia.

+ Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya, head of the School of Communication Studies at AUT.

+ A special video by Sasya Wreksono highlighting the PMC's achievements over 10 years.

+ A special book on investigative photojournalism, Conflict, Custom & Conscience, marking 10 years of the PMC.

+ An exhibition of photographs during 10 years of the PMC.

+ Launching of special editions of Pacific Journalism Review and the Pacific Journalism Monographs on Tuwhera.

Watch the Facebook event page for more information

Picture spread from the 2007 launch


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