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USP To Host Regional Media Conference

USP To Host Regional Media Conference

SUVA (USP Journalism/Pacific Media Watch): The University of the South Pacific's Journalism Programme is hosting the annual Journalism Education Association (JEA) conference in Fiji.

The conference has been confirmed for Suva on December 5-9.

JEA is the main regional journalism education organisation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

A statement issued by the conference convenor Steve Sharp, a journalism lecturer at USP, said the theme would be "Media literacy in the Pacific and Asia".

The objectives are to:

* overcome isolation of Pacific countries and Pacific media from journalism school expertise in the region;

* allow Asia-Pacific journalism educators to increase their awareness and media literacy of the region for themselves and their own students;

* give delegates an opportunity to form networks for exchange of teaching expertise and media content;

* increase media literacy across the Pacific and Asia in ways that will expand information markets within and between different parts of the region;

* promote regional literacy through media education and media industry development.

Venue: JJs on the Park, Suva

Dates: 5-9 December 2004

Organising committee - Steve Sharp (journalism lecturer/convenor) Shailendra Singh (journalism lecturer) Joe Yaya (journalism tutor) Tamani Nair (industry representative - Radio Fiji) Naziah Ali (USP Journalism Students Association) Hamidan Bibi (Public Relations Office, USP)


JEA member registration FJ$500 = AUD$385

Full non-member registration FJ$550 = AUD$425

Early bird registration FJ$450 = AUD$345 [by September 30]

Student per day rate FJ$80 = AUD$60

The AUD amounts are subject to exchange rate adjustments. Full registration will include conference attendance, conference entertainment, refreshments, the Ossie Awards gala dinner and an overnight island tour.

Contact - Steve Sharp (convenor) Box U21, The University of the South Pacific Laucala campus, Suva Fiji Islands

Phone - 679 321 2095 (w) 679 331 6045 (h) 679 9229929 (cell) Fax - 679 331 3238



PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, dedicated to examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific region. Launched in October 1996, it has links with the Journalism Program at the University of the South Pacific, Bushfire Media based in Sydney, Journalism Studies at the University of PNG (UPNG), the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, and Community Communications Online (c2o).

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