Online training course for Pacific media launched by PasiMA
Apia: An online training course for Pacific journalists and media operators working in the region has been launched in Samoa. The Pasifika Media Association PasiMA, is the first media organisation to set up a journalism online training tool for the region. The PasifikaTrainer course was a five year project according to the chairman of PasiMA and editor in chief of the Samoa Observer daily newspaper, Savea Sano Malifa. The course is a robust training programme with modules covering a wide range of media and journalism topics, the course was designed to strengthen the capacity of regional media professionals, promote community media, and build organisational capacity to deliver online training to a broad range of Pacific media professionals.
PasiMA was founded in 2010 by a group of newspaper owners who left the long-established Pacific Islands News Association (PINA). It is headquarted in Samoa. RNZI