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FIJI: New FMA president says ‘up skilling journalists’ is priority

Young journalists are a good sign for the future says newly appointed FMA president Nemani Delaibatiki. Image: FBC News

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Item: 9728

SUVA (Pacific Island News Association/ FBC News/ Pacific Media Watch): 

Nemani Delaibatiki of the Fiji Sun has been elected the new president of the Fijian Media Association (FMA) and says first on his agenda is to “up skill” journalists.

When he was appointed at the FMA’s annual general meeting last night Delaibatiki told members he would like to do more training for local journalists.

“I notice tonight we’ve got a very young group of journalists and that is a good sign for the future, that is something we can build on, but training is absolutely important.”

Delaibatiki takes over as FMA president from current Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, communication officer, Ricardo Morris.

Elenoa Masi Baselala of the Fiji Times was elected as vice-president.


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