Sunday, January 23, 2011

[pima.nius] Seeking interested full time and free-lance journos to join the Pacific media Assignment list

1:29 PM |

Kia Orana tatou and I hope you are all having the fabulous 2011 you so
richly deserve.

I'm seeking expressions of interest from Pacific journos able to
travel on assignment, pending funding, and report back on key Pacific
gender and development events .

If you want the chance to strengthen your journalism skills by filing
quality analysis and reporting on Pacific spaces at events like the UN
annual meeting on gender issues, please contact me off-list to add
your name to the WAVE media network assignment list. PLEASE
1. Ensure assignment list is in the subject line.
2. Include your passport country and name in the email.

Assignment journos will gain:
-- exposure to the decisions and processes which shape your national
and regional development agenda -- especially around gender and social
justice issues where the newsy 'people' stories are
-- a chance to challenge your language skills in breaking through UN,
development and officialese jargon and reporting in plain english on
the issues that matter
-- space to broaden your understanding of Pacific and global development
-- insights into how your views on gender-agendas silently shape your
own professional reporting of the world around you
-- opportunities to network with key decision-makers in the gender and
development world, and put some kick into your own CV

Assignment list members should be either full time or freelance
journos in any medium able to provide independant reportage -- and
ideally should be able to:
-- generate content and images to Pacific media organisations and
networks to increase information sharing, publicity and public
awareness of the event they are covering
-- lead or work with the portal editor on coverage and posts to the
WAVE news portal on Pacific gender events at
-- self-direct and display initiative and editorial skills as most
assignments will be for one journalist only
-- be comfortable with or keen to learn more about digital media and
online information networking
-- able to wield and use a video or still camera as capably as they
weave words and audio to tell Pacific stories.

SO, if this is you, please make contact for this (hopefully) long term
WAVE initiative aimed at getting more of us out into the events where
Pacific voices could do with more reporting and challenging on the
issues that matter.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Lisa Williams-Lahari
Media Freelancer
Regional Coordinator, IFJ Pacific Media for Democracy and Human Rights
Ph Mob: (64) 0210642704
Skype: lisalahari

* "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
matter."-- Martin Luther King Jr.  *

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