The Pacific receives minimal coverage at a time when the region is increasingly important for geopolitical, military and security reasons. Critical strategic, social, environmental, crime and business stories are not being told.
The Institute has supported the Guardian Australia to employ a specialist Pacific editor, based in Sydney, to help address the lack of coverage in Australia.
Kate Lyons was appointed to the role in October 2019. Lyons has developed a network of local reports across the region.