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Transcript: For years, journalism education training in the Pacific has relied on donor funded short courses and expatriate media educators but in recent times this has been changing with the growth of more journalism schools at both universities...
Commentary: In 2009, a two-year diploma course in Journalism and Media began at the Vanuatu Institute of Technology. It was the first full time journalism and media course in the country and was long overdue as the local media industry expanded. It...
IN SAMOA during July 2015, a new Pacific journalism education and training advocacy era was born with the establishment of the Media Educators Pacific (MEP) after a talkfest had gone on for years about the need for such a body. A draft constitution...
After the ethnic clashes and generally poor plight of Solomon Islands at the turn of the millennium, the country has been the recipient of substantial international foreign aid, which has included journalism education and training, particularly from...
Good journalism courses have long been accustomed to the challenge of squeezing in more and more elements, as new skills jostle for a place alongside still-essential basics. These courses not only reflect the spectrum of industry practice—and it’s...
Commentary: In PNG, the threats to media freedom and freedom of information include political and economic threats against the media and patronage of journalists. Journalists become silenced or ‘tamed’ when they accept payment from powerful...
On 22 May 2009, Massey University’s Wellington campus hosted many speakers addressing the conference on war reporting jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Media speakers included Television New Zealand’s Sunday...
Commentary: Psychological impacts of covering trauma such as war, or indeed any disaster with loss of life and tragedy, have the capacity to challenge the media professional to develop professional and personal skills.  ‘Lessons learned’ from...
Commentary: On 18 May 2009, the ABC’s Ultimo Centre in Sydney, Australia, and on May 22, Massey University’s Wellington campus in New Zealand were host to twin conferences on war reporting.  Jointly organised by the global aid organisation...
The trio of books dubbed The News Manual, which grew out of a search in the mid-1980s for resources for University of Paua New Guinea students, were published in 1991 with backing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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