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Business Reporters Prepare for Thomson Reuters/IMF Seminar

Two of Fiji Sun’s business journalists, Ranoba Baoa and Maraia Vula, have been selected to attend a highly-regarded economic journalism training programme this week. This is organised by the International
25 Aug 2014 20:11
Business Reporters Prepare for Thomson Reuters/IMF Seminar
Ro Filipe Tuisawau (standing) in Parliament. Photo: Parliament of Fiji

Two of Fiji Sun’s business journalists, Ranoba Baoa and Maraia Vula, have been selected to attend a highly-regarded economic journalism training programme this week.

This is organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Pacific Islands journalists.

The Washington-based fund has brought in trainers from one of the world’s top financial journalism training organisations, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, to run the programme in Suva.

They are:

r Mathieu Robbins, a London School of Economics graduate who has worked for two of the world’s top financial news services, Reuters and Bloomberg; and,

r Lincoln Feast, the Australia and New Zealand bureau chief for Thomson Reuters, and before that Deputy Editor of Asia Company News for Thomson Reuters.

Training sessions include Ways to Cover the Economy, The role of the Central Bank – Monetary Policy and ways to

help steer an economy, and the International Monetary Fund’s work and economic issues in Pacific region

Dezhi Ma – a former Associate Director for the World Economic Forum – is coming from the International Monetary Fund.

Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO, Peter Lomas, said: “This is an outstanding opportunity for Ranoba and Maraia.

“Thomson Reuters Foundation business and economic journalism training has a global reputation.

“The IMF has put together an excellent programme. Their representative, Dezhi Ma, has vast experience for both China and the IMF. It underscores just how seriously the IMF is about helping lift economic reporting in our part of the world.”

Mr Lomas stressed the importance given to business and economic reporting by the Fiji Sun.

He said this was evident given that we now have four to six business pages daily and a 16-page business liftout on Saturday, the biggest circulation edition of the week.




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