Tuesday, May 29, 2012

[pima.nius] Pacific Islands Media Association Annual General Meeting Thursday 7 June 2012

3:30 PM |

Talofa and Warm Pacific Greetings Everyone.

The Pacific Islands Media Association's Annual General Meeting will be held next Thursday evening 7 June 2012 at 6.30 pm at the Fickling Centre in Three Kings, Auckland.

If you'd like to be involved with Pacific Media in New Zealand, come along to our PIMA AGM and help shape the future of Pacific media in New Zealand.  

We will be voting in a new committee so if you have any nominations, please let us know.


AGENDA


Date:                     Thursday 7 June 2012

Time:                     6.30pm – 8.00 pm

Place:                    Fickling Centre
                              Lynfield Room
                              546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland

RSVP:                   Sandra 021 441 443 Sandra.kailahi@gmail.com


ALL ARE WELCOME.



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Thursday, May 17, 2012

[pima.nius] Fwd: [pacific-journos] Emerging investigative journalism ‘culture’ featured in latest Pacific Journalism Review

12:46 PM |

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From: "Rua" <drobie@aut.ac.nz>
Date: May 17, 2012 9:02 PM
Subject: [pacific-journos] Emerging investigative journalism 'culture' featured in latest Pacific Journalism Review
To: "Pacific Island Journalism Online" <pacificmedia@googlegroups.com>

Featured in Pacific Scoop:
http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2012/05/emerging-investigative-journalism-culture-featured-in-latest-pacific-journalism-review/

Universities are part of an emerging investigative journalism culture
that is pushing boundaries on models of collaboration and
international inquiries, say the editors of the latest edition of
Pacific Journalism Review.

"In a time of such intense change and experimentation, journalists and
the public should be able to expect that universities will play a role
in testing new models and putting new ideas into practice," say co-
editors Professor Wendy Bacon and Associate Professor Tom Morton, both
leading investigative journalists.

In the editorial, the co-editors declare their goal to "promote a more
independent and critical culture of journalism in our region, without
which democracy cannot flourish".

They added: "This goal suggests a relationship [between journalists
and universities] much wider and more challenging than simply the
production of qualified journalists."

The edition, themed "Back to the source" and published today, features
many investigative articles and presentations from Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific at the conference of that name hosted by the
Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) in Sydney last
September.

This was the second in a series of investigative journalism
conferences, following one at Auckland University of Technology in
December 2010. The next is due at Monash University in Melbourne next
year.

The journal also features two university-based investigations into
major mining operations in New Caledonia and West Papua in a new
regular section entitled "From the Frontline".

Among commentaries published are the keynote address by Robert
Rosenthal, executive director of the Centre for Investigative
Reporting at Berkeley, California, who talks about a multiplatform
approach to investigative journalism in the midst of "one of the
greatest transformations in information and technology in human
history".

Investigative journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie debate their
"Dirty Money" investigation into Securency while Linton Besser and
Dylan Welch examine their "Crime Does Pay" inquiry into the NSW Crime
Commission.

Tom Morton investigates the case of Sharleen Spiteri, an HIV+ sex
worker who caused a national scandal when she appeared on television
in Australia and revealed she sometimes had unprotected sex with her
clients.

Kayt Davies examines the strategies of the independent agency West
Papua Media and the challenge of protecting sources in dangerous
places, Shailendra Singh probes investigative journalism in seven
Pacific countries and David Robie assesses controversial Pacific
investigations involving New Zealand media regulators.

In the "From the Frontline" section, Karen Abplanalp's 2011 Metro
magazine investigation into the NZ Superannuation Fund's "ethical"
investments in the giant US-owned Freeport mine in West Papua and
Nicole Gooch's Global Mail 2012 investigation into the Vale nickel
refinery at Goro, New Caledonia, are featured.

"This is an innovative initiative for a research journal combining
journalism and reflexive academic analysis," said the journal's
managing editor Professor David Robie.

Other articles include a commentary by Professor Mark Pearson
assessing the methodology of the Reporters Sans Frontières media
freedom index rankings applied to Australia, NZ and the Pacific; an
assessment of the New Zealand journalism school accreditation model by
Grant Hannis; and "anti-Māori themes" in New Zealand journalism
researched by the Whariki Research Centre at Massey University with
suggestions "toward alternative practice".

Contents and abstracts for the latest edition of Pacific Journalism
Review are online at:
http://www.pjreview.info

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

[pima.nius] PR: Pacific Dance Fono 2012 - Sustain Your Dance

5:06 PM |

PACIFIC DANCE FONO 2012

"SUSTAIN YOUR DANCE"


Pacific Dance New Zealand in partnership with Dance Aotearoa NZ and the Pacific Arts Summit proudly presents the 2012 Pacific Dance Fono - Sustain Your Dance.

For the sixth year, Pacific Dance NZ will host this significant dance fono for New Zealand based Pacific dance practitioners. This year the fono will be launched with the keynote address from World renowned dance artist and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, NZ Arts Laureate 2011 and artistic director of Mau Dance Company.

The fono will be an opportunity to hear from speakers who are involved in the maintenance, preservation, delivery and advancement of Pacific dance practices in New Zealand. It will be presented at the AUT Univeristy Manukau Campus and feature a number of speakers including Lemi Ponifasio (Mau), Susan Jordan (Regional Manager DANZ), Makerita Urale (CNZ), Tanya Muagututi'a (Pasifika Festival) and Iosefa Enari (PDNZ). The fono also features a range of local practitioners who will contribute to the fono, they include the 2012 Pacific artist in residence Sesilia Pusiaki Tatuila, Lulu French (Pacific Muse), Terry Faleono (performance artist) as well as Ennaolla Paea (founding director of Street Dance New Zealand). This year the University of Auckland Dance Studies post graduate Pacific students Nita Latiu, Teuila Hughes and Seidah Karati will also make a presentation in response to this year's theme. 

Pacific Dance New Zealand director Iosefa Enari has delivered this fono for the past 6 years. "Each fono is planned with a theme to frame the day. Given the current economic environment and the difficulties facing our current artists to keep their businesses afloat, this year's theme is apt," states Enari. "We're pleased to welcome all of this year's speakers from the emerging and established voices of our community." 

This is an important event in the New Zealand dance calendar for all Pacific dance practitioners who wish to engage and network with the larger dance community. The range of academics, managers, hip hop performers, entertainers, cultural and contemporary choreographers and dancers make this year's fono an exciting opportunity to network and hear from the various sectors of dance represented in the Auckland dance landscape.

The fono is held at the Manukau Campus Conference Centre, MD Building, Level 1, AUT Manukau site, 640 Great North Road on Saturday 19 May 2012. The fono will start at 10am – 4pm.

To register your attendance please contact Filoi Vaila'au auckland@pacificdance.co.nz or call 09 3760060.

For further media information , please contact Sefa Enari director@pacificdance.co.nz or call 09 3760060.

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