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Student Journos For Polls

Two student journalists from the Auckland University of Technology are headed to Fiji for  internship with the local media as part of electoral coverage intensifies. According to the Pacific Media
07 Sep 2014 10:16
Student Journos For Polls
Nasinu head coach, Tagi Vonolagi (right), guides his team during a training session on July 22, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Two student journalists from the Auckland University of Technology are headed to Fiji for  internship with the local media as part of electoral coverage intensifies.

According to the Pacific Media Centre, Alistar Kata and Mads Anneberg are travelling from Denmark while another student Thomas Carneige will be based with the Pacific Media Centre (PMC) and Pacific Scoop in Auckland as coordinating editor.

Ms Kata will work at the University of the South Pacific’s student newspaper, Wansolwara, and Radio Pasifik while Mr Anneberg will be based at Repúblika magazine in Fiji.

“This is a ground-breaking opportunity for New Zealand-based student journalists to experience a historic election coming eight years after the 2006 coup,” said Professor David Robie, director of AUT University’s PMC.

“It follows in the tradition of having students on the Asia-Pacific Journalism course reporting on the Pacific Islands Forum over the past four years,” he said.

Head of USP’s School of Language, Arts and Media, Professor Sudesh Mishra, , said the USP-AUT partnership was significant.

“We are thrilled to be hosting graduate journalists from our sister university in Auckland.  Cross-institutional exchanges and attachments are a vital part of what we do since our students stand to benefit from working with their counterparts from abroad.”

Mr Anneberg said covering the elections would be an “amazing experience” while Ms Kata described the situation in Fiji as “real and tentative.”

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity,” Mr Anneberg said

“I see it as such a golden opportunity to use what I have been learning through the course of this year,” Ms Kata said.

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