Sunday, 18 October 2009

[creative-radio] SAMOA: IFJ honours courage and integrity of journalists

 



---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [Pacific_media_watch] 6500 SAMOA: IFJ honours courage and
integrity of journalists
From: "Pacific Media Watch nius" <pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au>
Date: Sun, October 18, 2009 20:37
To: pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au
----------------------------------------------------------

Title â€" 6500 SAMOA: IFJ honours courage and integrity of journalists
Date â€" 19 October 2009
Byline â€" Media release
Origin â€" Pacific Media Watch
Source â€" International Federation of Journalists, 19/10/09
Copyright â€" IFJ
Status â€" Unabridged

* Pacific Media Watch Online - check the website for archive and
links:
www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz ( http://www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz/ )
* Post a comment on this story at PMW Right of Reply, or on Pacific
Scoop:
www.pacific.scoop.co.nz ( http://www.pacific.scoop.co.nz/ )
pmc@aut.ac.nz

IFJ HONOURS COURAGE AND INTEGRITY OF SAMOA JOURNALISTS
http://asiapacific.ifj.org ( http://asiapacific.ifj.org/ )

SYDNEY (International Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch):

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) honours the courage
and professionalism of local and foreign journalists reporting on the
tsunami that struck Samoa and nearby Pacific Islands on September 29
killing 119 people.

A trauma debriefing mission to assist local media personnel in dealing
with the impacts of reporting wide-scale disaster will be conducted in
Samoa this week by the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, at the
request of the Journalists' Association of (Western) Samoa (JAWS) and
IFJ Asia-Pacific.

JAWS secretary Cherelle Jackson said many local journalists had
reported the devastation of the tsunami to the international media even
as they were unaware of the fate of their families and friends.

"It was hard to report without being affected by what had happened,
nothing could prepare any journalist to cover such a tragic event
without being personally affected and reduced to tears on the spot," she
said in a statement.

The Alliance Safety and Solidarity Appeal, which is funded by donations
from Australian journalists, is jointly supporting the trauma-support
program to be conducted in Samoa's newsrooms by Dart Australasia's
managing director Cait McMahon and New Zealand veteran war and disaster
correspondent Jon Stephenson.

"The IFJ praises the courage and commitment of our Samoan colleagues
and their professionalism and integrity in reporting under such extreme
and personally affecting circumstances," IFJ Asia-Pacific director
Jacqueline Park said.

The IFJ stands in solidarity with Samoa's journalism community as it
meets the challenge of continuing to report on the impacts of such
wide-scale disaster. For further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific
on +612 9333 0919. The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists in 120
countries worldwide.

* Comment on this item: www.pacific.scoop.co.nz (
http://www.pacific.scoop.co.nz/ )
+++niuswire

PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH ONLINE
www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz ( http://www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz/ )

PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH is a media and educational resource compiled by the

AUT Pacific Media Centre for the Pacific region.

(c)1996-2009 Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org ( http://creativecommons.org/ )

Items are provided solely for review purposes as a non-profit
educational service. Copyright remains the property of the original
producers as indicated in the header. Recipients should seek
permission
from the copyright owner for any publishing. Copyright owners not
wishing their materials to be posted by PMW please contact us. The
views expressed in material listed by PMW are not necessarily the
views
of PMW or the Pacific Media Centre.

For further information on joining the Pacific Media Watch listserve,
Or unsubscribing, go to:
http://lists.apc.org.au/listinfo.cgi/pacific_media_watch?apc.org.au

Email:
pmc@aut.ac.nz
Fax: (+649) 921 9987
SnailMail: Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, AUT
University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Website: www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz (
http://www.pacmediawatch.aut.ac.nz/ )
_______________________________________________
Pacific_media_watch mailing list
Pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au

_______________________________________________
Pacific_media_watch mailing list
Pacific_media_watch@lists.apc.org.au

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

__._,_.___
--
This e-mail service is edited, managed and moderated by
George Lessard http://mediamentor.ca

Make a donation via PayPal:
http://members.tripod.com/media002/make-a-donation-via-paypal.html

Creative-Radio is an independent forum for people active in or interested in the use of radio in development, in particular promoting public health, improved education, protection of the environment, improved livelihoods, good governance and conflict mitigation. Since it started in 1996, Creative-Radio has been in the forefront of radio's resurgence as a tool for social change and peace-building, and it helps promote best practice in these areas.

Creative-Radio Moderator
mediamentor@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com
Remove _NO_SPAM_ for use

RSS feed:
http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/creative-radio/rss

Change your subscription
- to daily digest mode by sending a blank message to:
creative-radio-digest@yahoogroups.com

- to individual e-mails  by sending a blank message to:
creative-radio-normal@yahoogroups.com

- delivery on hold  by sending a blank message to
creative-radio-nomail@yahoogroups.com

Caveat Lector- Disclaimers, NOTES TO EDITORS
&  (c) information may be found @
http://members.tripod.com/~media002/disclaimer.htm
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Developing Nations license.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/devnations/2.0/
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Because of the nature of email & the WWW,
please check ALL sources & subjects.
Members who post to this list retain their copyright but grant a non-exclusive license to others to forward any message posted here. They also grant the list owner permission to maintain an archive or approve the archiving of list messages.
Other use of e-mail to this list requires the permission of individual writers
Recent Activity
Visit Your Group
Share Photos

Put your favorite

photos and

more online.

Group Charity

Stop Cyberbullying

Keep your kids

safe from bullying

Celebrity Parents

Spotlight on Kids

Hollywood families

share stories

.

__,_._,___
Post a Comment