19 Apr 2007

Pacific media centre being set up at an Auckland university

7:46 pm on 19 April 2007

A Pacific media centre is to be established as part of a new creative industries research institute at Auckland's AUT university.

The institute will feature five major research initiatives, including the media centre.

The centre publishes the long-established Pacific Journalism Review and has several plans such as co-publishing two books on media and development in the Asia-Pacific region.

The centre's head associate professor David Robie says it will be aiming to create a research niche in the Asia-Pacific region with a special interest in New Zealand and indigenous media.