1 Nov 2007

PINA appoints Fiji's Akauola as training co-ordinator

2:16 pm on 1 November 2007

The Pacific Islands News Association, or PINA, has appointed Matai Akauola, as its new manager and training co-ordinator.

The position has been vacant since 2004 when the two regional media organisations - Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association and PINA merged .

Mr Akauola, who is the current news director for Fiji Broadcasting, is a radio representative on the PINA board.

The PINA President, Joseph Ealadona, says Mr Akauola has a a vast experience in both Fiji and regional media affairs, with 26 years in the industry.