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Climate Change Tops Agenda at Major Regional Media Industry Meeting Here

A major Pacific media summit on climate change and disaster risk reduction is to be held in Nadi early in the New Year. The summit will help news executives and
23 Dec 2017 11:00
Climate Change Tops Agenda at Major Regional Media Industry Meeting Here
From left: French president, Emmanuel Macron, prime minister of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, German chancellor, Angela Merkel and Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the UN during the COP 23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 15, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

A major Pacific media summit on climate change and disaster risk reduction is to be held in Nadi early in the New Year.

The summit will help news executives and their organisations address such issues as:

nLiving with Climate Change: Climate Change Threats to Pacific Nations

nWeather Reporting and Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness Literacy

n A   masterclass on being ready for D-Day.

The event follows Fiji’s presidency of COP23, the global climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

The summit at the Sheraton Fiji Resort will be held in collaboration with the 2018 Pacific Media Partnership Conference February 5 to 7.

Both are organised by the Kuala Lumpur-based Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in conjunction with its Fijian members, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and Fiji Television and the Fijian Government.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will open the event, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union said.

The ABU, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, has 272 member broadcast organisations and stations large and small in 69 countries spread across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

They range from Turkey in the west to Samoa in the east, and from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south.

Its Pacific Media Partnership Conference is the only annual meeting of Pacific Islands news media leaders.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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