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9 December 2015

VIDEO: The PMC Project - a short documentary by Alistar Kata

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Student documentary maker Alistar Kata ... The PMC Project.

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

Alistar Kata

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<b>Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor 2015</b>

Alistar Kata is of Cook Island, Māori (Ngapuhi) descent and is a Communication Studies Honours student at AUT and Pacific Media Watch contributing editor.

Alistar Kata is of Cook Island, Māori (Ngapuhi) descent and is a Communication Studies Honours student at AUT and Pacific Media Watch contributing editor. 

Having completed a Bachelor of Communication Studies in 2013, she became particularly interested in broadcast journalism and won the John Foy memorial award for excellence.  

Her main areas of interest are writing, producing and presenting for television or radio and she hopes to be an international reporter after graduating.  

Alistar has recently returned to New Zealand after a six-month exchange programme at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus studying television journalism.

She wants to use her knowledge and experience in international reporting to strengthen foreign reporting within New Zealand and the Pacific region.  

Alistar's PMC Online stories

Alistar's Pacific Scoop stories

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