Report by Pacific Media Centre

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, an 18min 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 for this new video on PMC’s YouTube channel after the launch in January.

The earlier video about the PMC

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.