Senior regional journalists have formed the Micronesian Media Association to promote professional development, facilitate the exchange of regional news and provide mutual support to members.
At a meeting in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, 12 media executives formed the organisation to promote a free and independent Micronesian news media.
The Association includes the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Guam, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Nauru.
The publisher of Pacific Magazine, Floyd Takeuchi, has been chosen as interim chairman.
Membership will include regional newspapers, television stations, radio stations, magazines, and regional Web sites.