Pacific Journalism Review

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Pacific Journalism Review, founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994, is a peer-reviewed research journal covering media issues and communication in the South Pacific, including Asia-Pacific, media of Australia and New Zealand media. Since 2002, it has been published by the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology's School of Communication Studies.[1] following a five-year publishing period at the University of the South Pacific. The editorial policy focuses on the cultural politics of the media, including the new media and social movements, indigenous peoples cultures in the age of globalisation, the politics of tourism and development, the role of the media and the formation of national identity and the cultural influence of New Zealand as a branch of the global economy within the Pacific region. It also has a special interest in environmental and development studies in the media and communication, and vernacular media in the region. In October 2010, PJR was awarded the "Creative Stimulus Award" for academic journals in the inaugural Academy Awards of the Global Creative Industries in Beijing, China.[2] The journal has advocated free speech and freedom of information in the Asia-Pacific region[3] and published the South Pacific's first major media freedom report in October 2011.[4][5] In December 2011, a relaunched PJR global database was featured by the Human Rights Commission (New Zealand) for its cultural diversity innovation.[6] Several global databases feature PMC's fulltext articles, including Informit at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.[7]

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