- Focus Areas
The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) is a 10-year project (2008-2018) that supports better governance in the Pacific region by contributing to the development of a diverse, independent and professional Pacific media system that informs all the people of the Pacific and gives them a voice in public life at local, national and regional levels.
The project is funded by AusAID, and Phase Two (November 2011 to June 2015) is managed by ABC International Development. PACMAS is working with media in 14 Pacific countries to: strengthen the financial viability of public broadcasters; develop content and exchanges; and develop access to technical coordination and distribution. The PACMAS website has been developed to foster dialogue and lesson learning on the contribution of the Pacific media sector to better governance.