Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Media and Journalism students successfully staged a presentation on Tuesday on media advocacy and government information to a room of journalists, invited guests and secondary school students.
The presentation held at the Panatina Campus is part of the student’s assessment for this semester.
Serving as panel judges were Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) President Charles Kadamana and Marisa Pepa of the Parliament Civic Education Department.
The students spoke about the importance of media and mediums of media in the country, and were given feedback and comments from the audience.
Mr Kadamana also updated the media students on the position of MASI and the expectations aspiring journalist can deliver to the media association.
In his closing remarks he stressed the significance of working closely with the local university to work on its future plans to upgrade it media courses to Diploma.
Mr Kadamana also highlighted the need for aspiring reporters to help MASI host the next Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) meeting in 2020.
“We will rely on you media students of SINU to assist MASI to host the event. PINA is a regional meeting for top journalists in the Pacific region and we will work closely with the school and the coordinator to make progress towards hosting PINA,” he said.
Four groups delivered the topic in creative presentations and acknowledged MASI as being the center of media in the nation.
Course Coordinator Jeremy Inifiri also stated in his remarks that the activity is significant to ensure the students know how media advocates and to broaden their knowledge on the topic of Media and Journalism in the country.
By GEORGIANNA MARGARET
Paoa FM Newsroom