Pacific Media Watch

23 August 2018

REGION: RNZ Nine to Noon tribute to Asia Pacific Report student journalists

The Gavin Ellis comments on RNZ Nine to Noon. Audio: PMC Youtube channel.

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Journalism/Pacific Media Centre): RNZ Nine to Noon media host Dr Gavin Ellis has paid  tribute to the postgraduate student journalism at Auckland University of Technology and Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie in their reports on Asia Pacific Report.

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The latest edition of the students' reports features topics such as the Nauru ban on the ABC, domestic violence in Papua New Guinea, threatened Facebook bans in both PNG and Samoa, a cryptocurrency plan for PNG, an In The Name of Confucius documentary controversy and Kanak independence in New Caledonia.

Dr Ellis is a former editor-in-chief of the New Zealand Herald.

The eight APJS student reports:

Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag 

Torokina - a cryptocurrency with a dream to 'rescue' Papua New Guinea

New Caledonian independence 'in their hearts', but also a 'scary' future

Controversial 'Confucius' doco gets mixed response at NZ universities

'Don't play with fire' warning in Samoa's social media threat

PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

NZ Pacific journalists 'appalled' by Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Pacific media have permission to republish these articles under a Creative Commons licence providing the student author's byline is retained and a credit is given to the Pacific Media Centre's Asia Pacific Journalism course. Further information.


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