March 26, 2012

Radio Australia: Pacific Media Summit underway in Fiji

Created: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:02:53 GMT+1200
Radio Australia's Bruce Hill in Fiji
Last Updated: 2 minutes ago

Regional news groups have converged on Fiji for the Pacific Media Summit.

The event is being held at Pacific Harbour and is being hosted by the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), the region's main media body.

It's the second Pacific Media Summit to be held by PINA.

PINA's decision to hold the summit in Fiji hasn't been without controversy because of the censorship of local media by the Fiji interim government.

The keynote address will be delivered on Tuesday night by Fiji's interim prime minister, Frank Bainimarama.

Pacific Beat's Bruce Hill has travelled to Fiji for the event and says there's been a big turnout, particularly among Melanesian countries.

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