A three-day media training organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has kicked off Monday in Suva, Fiji.
The training brought together about ten business/economic reporters from around the region which included Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
A majority of the media personnel are from the various media outlets in Fiji.
Dezhi Ma senior communications officer of the communications department within IMF speaking at the opening of the session yesterday said the training is important to allow business/economic reporters in the region to learn from each other and experts that are running the training.
Mr Ma said IMF is pleased to see the regional reporters being part of the training to help polish up their skills in business reporting.
Two trainers from Thomson Reuters Foundation are conducting the training which is being held at the Reserve Bank of Fiji in Suva.
Mathieu Robbins a facilitator at the training said organising such a training is important to allow regional business/economic reporters to learn and better understand the basics of business related reporting so that it helps in their work.
Not only that but for ordinary readers to better understand and generate interests in business/economic stories.
Yesterday the participants covered topics related to financial journalism, how to write better headlines and economic stories, speaking plain English to ensure languages being used by the reporters are simple to understand.
By MOFFAT MAMU
In Suva, FIJI