In 2009, a short video was made by AUT television students John Pulu and Sophie Johnson about the work of the Pacific Media Centre.
Now a new programme, a 15min documentary by Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Alistar Kata is nearing completion.
Dubbed The PMC Project, it is a compelling video about the student journalists and staff involved and their projects.
Among the people interviewed are founding PMC director Dr David Robie: award-winning documentary maker Jim Marbrook; graduating postgraduate student KP Lew, who was in internshipo in Fiji earlier this year; and Alistar herself - and many others are featured.
The people tell their inspiring story themselves. Quote:
The centre is quite unique in that it was actually founded as both a research unit and media producer.
We have the PMC online itself, which has a range of news and current affairs resources, but then we also have an industry partnership with Pacific Scoop and we’re also about to start a new one called Asia Pacific Report.
We also do research publications, we publish PJR… plus we have internships, we send our students from the centre around the Pacific, and also in the Asian region as well to work for media internships and so on.
We run a very good monitoring service, the Pacific Media Watch service.
Watch the new video