A TRAINING workshop to improve the standard of reporting Parliamentary meetings in Solomon Islands and Fiji ended successfully in Honiara on last Thursday.
British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Chris Trott thanked all the participants, trainers, Patrick Gregory and Steve Taschini and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Suva for funding the workshop.
Gregory and Taschini were former senior British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) news editors with experience of covering Parliament and politics in Britain, and managing news teams.
Trott believed all the journalists have learnt a lot during the training and hope to see them put into practice in the line of duties.
Clerk to Parliament, Clezy Rore also thanked everyone for making the training successful.
In his opening address on Tuesday, Mr Rore said reporting Parliament was crucial and important to reflect what their various legislatures decide on that will affect the lives of citizens, especially the silent majority.
“And it is through your reporting that the public is made aware of such decisions,” he said.
A total of twelve journalists, five from Fiji mainstream media and seven from Solomon Islands media, as well as a Committee Secretariat staff of the Solomon Islands Parliament attended the training program.
The first training was held in Suva, Fiji in 2014 where two media officers of Parliament, Joy Rikimae and Philimon Loe attended.