14 Jul 2016

Pacific media issues under the spotlight

8:46 am on 14 July 2016

The standard of media and journalism education in the Pacific will be among the issues addressed at a global journalism conference opening in Auckland today.

Pacific media in action.

Pacific media in action. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

More than 220 journalism educators and journalists representing 43 different countries will be participating in the 4th World Journalism Education Congress.

A panel including educators from Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu will discuss academic freedom, political pressures and ethics in the news media and on campuses in the region.

A panel discussing how to respond to key issues on climate change in the Asia-Pacific region will also feature.

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