27 April, 2007

Media Freedom Day Seminar

The Fiji Media Council and the Australian High Commission are sponsoring a Media Freedom Day Seminar. Details are as follows :
  • Topic : "Media Freedom during a State of Emergency";
  • Speaker : Chris McLeod, Editorial Development Manager, The Herald and Weekly Times Pty Limited, Victoria, Australia;
  • Moderator : Daryl Tarte, Chairman, Fiji Media Council;
  • Date : Thursday, 3 May 2007;
  • Time : from 7.00pm;
  • Venue : Oceania Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

A panel discussion will follow the address by the speaker. Panellists will be :

  • Dr Steve Ratuva, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific - representing the public;
  • Sophie Foster, freelance journalist - representing the media;
  • Captain Esala Teleni, Deputy Commander, FMF - representing the State.

Admission is free. Light refreshments to be served.

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