28 May 2019

Pacific Media Watch documentary under way - The Genesis 2019

Blessen Tom and Sri Krishnamurthi in the Pacific Media Centre newsroom after filming interviews. Image: David Robie/PMC

Fair Go assistant producer and a recent AUT graduate Blessen Tom and current postgraduate student Sri Krishnamurthi embarked in May on a storytelling project about Pacific Media Watch.

They are interviewing the founders and some of the journalists and students involved on the media freedom project, which was launched in 1996 at the time of the jailing of the so-called Tongan Three for contempt of Parliament for publishing a document about an impending impeachment.

Krishnamurthi, originally from Fiji, was a news agency journalist for many years.

Watch for their completed video when the documentary project is completed.

Both have won awards for their previous media work at AUT.

The completed 2019 video - Pacific Media Watch Project - The Genesis

Other Pacific Media Centre videos on YouTube here.