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Award For Worst TNC Or Company In Fiji In 2003


Media Advisory

Launch of ‘drau-ni-salato’ award for worst TNC or company in Fiji in 2003

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) and Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) will be holding a media conference to launch, introduce and explain the inaugural ‘drau-ni-salato’ award for the worst Transnational Corporation (TNC) and company operating in the Fiji Islands in 2003.

Date: Saturday, 22 November 2003
Time: 10. Am
Venue: ECREA office, 5 Bau Street, Suva
Phone: 3316 722 E-mail: pang@connect.com.gj

The ‘drau-ni-salato’ award is a symbolic gesture to be given to a transnational corporation or company that has the most negative impact in Fiji in each or all of the following fields: abuse of workers/conditions, political interference, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, monopoly, profiteering, running ideological crusade, unemployment, impact on women, health, and safety of workers and the public. The term drau-ni-salato was chosen for this award as in the Fijian language it refers to the leaf of a plant that causes an irritating itch.

Nominations forms are available and will be called for from the public on the worst TNC or company for the award. The 4-member judging panel for this year’s award includes a high chief and prominent lawyer, a USP academic, a development specialist, and a social worker and Catholic priest.

We invite a journalist or representative of your media organization to cover the media conference.

Speakers: Stanley Simpson, PANG coordinator and Aisake Casimira, ECREA Director

For more information please contact Stanley Simpson on Phone: 3316 722 or Mobile: 9259 643


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