Thursday, December 5, 2013

Today I learnt…..

December 2013, Suva, Fiji - We hear from the journalism students providing you with coverage of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

Ms. Josephine Navula,  21 years , journalism student, FNU
“...Fiji's most invasive plant species are the Mimosa Pigra, mile-a-minute and African Tulip."

Mr. Edward Tavanavanua, 19 years, journalism student, USP
"... its important to manage my time."

Ms. Priya Chand, 22 years, journalism student, USP
"…that closing the gap between faith-based groups and conservationists is easier said than done."

Ms. Justine Mannan, 24 years, journalism student, FNU
… invasive species are really annoying.”

Ms. Carolyn Kitione, 20 years, journalism student, USP
“…how to communicate with someone who doesn't speak the language I do.“

Ms. Wati Talebula, 22 years, journalism student, FNU
“…about conservation success case studies in other Pacific Island countries.”

Ms. Maryann Lockington, journalism student, USP
“…the importance of renewable energy and waste management.”

Ms. Shahani Mala, 20 years, journalism student, FNU
 “…how to deal with issues on the green and blue economy through a presentation which I attended today.”

The students make up the Media Team providing coverage of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas from 2 to 6 December in Suva, Fiji. This is a partnership between the Fiji National University (FNU), University of the South Pacific (USP), SPREP and Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) whereby a team of 10 journalism students are mentored by senior reporters as they cover the conference. This activity is funded by the Pacific Assistance Media Scheme (PACMAS). 

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