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Volume 23, Issue 2

forthcoming issue
Journalism education in Asia-Pacific
November, 2017

Media Educators Pacific (MEP) president Misa Vicky Lepou of Samoa. Image: Del Abcede/PJR

November, 2017

ISSN: 1023-9499

In this issue…

PACIFIC MEDIA ADVOCACY
In Samoa, during July 2015, a new era in Pacific journalism education and training advocacy 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 had even been floated at a journalism education conference hosted at the University of the South Pacific in 2012. The inittiative created unity of sorts between the Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) media institutes from Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and the regional University of the South Pacific journalism programme. Founding president Misa Vicky Lepou of the National University of Samoa pledged at the time to produce a vision with a difference.

Excerpt from the editorial by David Robie

Editorial

1. EDITORIAL: Pacific media advocacy
David Robie