AsiaPacificReport.nz is a nonprofit joint venture between Multimedia Investments Ltd (Milnz.co.nz) and Café Pacific Media (for more of David Robie’s work see Café Pacific) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Media Network (Whānau Community Hub).
Founded in 2016, the content was originally provided by postgraduate student journalists as part of their professional development at the Pacific Media Centre‘s postgraduate Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies course in the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. The website had a focus on issues such as climate change, human rights, social justice and sustainable business.
However, since 19 December 2020, after the closure of the Asia-Pacific journalism course and the centre, Asia Pacific Report has been focusing on an educational role as a “critical conscience of society” drawing on news reports and analysis around the region from journalists, student journalists and academics. Their reports are supplemented by articles from the University of the South Pacific’s regional journalism programme and Wansolwara newspaper; University of Santo Tomas journalism programme in the Philippines; Global Voices; IDN-In-Depth News, the flagship publication of the global nonprofit International Press Syndicate; Reporters Without Borders; The Conversation; Evening Report and RNZ Pacific and the Local Democracy Reporting public interest news service in Aotearoa New Zealand; and other contributors.
It is a non-profit publication operating under a Creative Commons 4.0 licence.
Objectives of the website:
- An independent Asia-Pacific voice telling the untold stories
- An educational media resource boosting the quality of regional reporting
- Addressing justice for the marginalised
- Providing Asia-Pacific journalism experience for students and graduates
Editor: David Robie: newseditor@AsiaPacificReport.nz
Background: Asia Pacific Report: A New Zealand nonprofit journalism model for campus-based social justice media – Ikat: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
National Library of New Zealand Digital Harvesting of Asia Pacific Report