First Online training course for Pacific media launched

Launched in Samoa in April 2016, the online training course for Pacific journalists and media operators working in the region is set up by The Pasifika Media Association in Samoa, PASIMA.



It is the first media organisation to set up a journalism online training tool for the region.

According to Savea Sano Malifa, Chairman of PASIMA and Editor in Chief of the Samoa Observer, the PasifikaTrainer course was a project five years in the making.

It is funded by the British High Commissioner’s office in the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, PACMAS.

The training programme includes modules that cover a wide range of media and journalism topics, and was designed to strengthen the capacity of regional media professionals.

It also aims to promote community media, build organisational capacity, and to deliver online training to a broad range of Pacific media professionals.