Alex Perrottet is a journalist who has completed a Masters in Communication Studies at AUT University and was formerly contributing editor of Pacific Media Watch.
He also has Bachelors of Laws and Arts degrees from the University of Sydney and has worked as a practising solicitor in New South Wales.
Alex has a strong interest in Pacific affairs and took up the Pacific Media Watch contributing editor role in AUT University's Pacific Media Centre in mid-2010.
He is involved in youth development projects in the Pacific and won a highly commended award for the best online current affairs report in the Journalism Education of Australia (JEA) awards in 2010 for a series of reports on reconstruction in Samoa one year after the September 2009 tsunami.
In 2011, he researched and was co-author of the Pacific Media Watch and Pacific Journalism Review Pacific Media Freedom Report 2011.
His masters thesis is focusing on comparative journalism on development issues in the Pacific, looking at reporting on development from Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand.