Pacific Media Watch editor TJ Aumua and Ami Dhabuwala kicked off the climate change project research field trip in Fiji in 2016. Kendall Hutt and Julie Cleaver followed in 2017 in partnership with Te Ara Motuhenga. And now Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu will be in Fiji in 2018.
Touchdown Fiji Last week: Our intrepid Pacific Media Centre Bearing Witness climate media team Blessen Tom left below and Hele Ikimotu Christopher prepping in Auckland before departure Now: On the ground at the University of the South Pacific Full story
Spasifik Magazine's Laumata Lauano (from left) with winners Julie Cleaver, Kendall Hutt, and Pacific Media Centre's chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid and Storyboard donor Professor David Robie (rear) at last night's AUT communication studies awards. Image: Del Abcede/PMC
Postgraduate students Blessen Tom (left) and Hele Ikimotu talking about the Bearing Witness climate project on the Pacific Media Watch programme Southern Cross on Radio 95bFM yesterday. Image: David Robie/PMC
Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie about climate change, the media and the Bearing Witness project in Fiji. Video: CESASS
By Mackenzie Smith Student journalists returning from a mission to Fiji, where they have been reporting the effects of climate change, say it is hitting the region hard The Bearing Witness project is a collaboration between AUTs Pacific Media Centre and the University of the South Pacific, with a focus on highlighting the impact climate change has on the Pacific Julie Cleaver, a Communication Stud