PasiMA News

Savea Sano Malifa at the Pacific Media Partnership Conference

Apia, Samoa – Savea Sano Malifa was invited to address the Pacific Media Partnership Conference in Apia on September 20, 2012: Greetings. I want to say thank you very much, to the organizers of this conference, for inviting me to speak here. I am deeply honoured. I’ve been asked to talk on poverty alleviation, environmental… Read More

PasiMA Reaffirms Support for Press Freedom, Independent Media

Apia, Samoa – The Pasifika Media Association’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its support of media freedom during its meeting this week in Vaitele. PasiMA is also united in its support of the regional media’s need to be independent in the carrying out of its duties in the public interest. During their deliberations, board members… Read More

PasiMA Board of Directors meeting in Apia

Apia, Samoa – The Board of Directors of Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA) are gathering in Apia this week for two main purposes. First, to take part in work sessions with the team implementing its first major project entitled “Pasifika Trainer” and second, for their second annual board meeting. Both the work sessions and the board… Read More

Criminal libel still a threat in Britain’s old colonies

– by Savea Sano Malifa  / Samoa Observer editor Savea Sano Malifa has been in Trinidad and Tobago for the International Press Institute World Congress. APIA (Samoa Observer): One of the prickly issues that raised much concern at the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress at the Port of Spain, capital of Trinidad and Tobago,… Read More

The PasiMA board and project team members on board the Maori waka Te Aurere.

Pacific media pushing investigative reporting

Auckland – A web-based training programme for Pacific media has been commissioned by the Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA). This follows a three-day board meeting in Auckland this week where the one-year-old organization charted the course for its training programme, funded by a $100,000 grant from the British High Commission in the Solomon Islands. The training… Read More

About Freedom and Justice

11 July 2011 by Savea Sano Malifa in Apia, Samoa   TODAY’S TOPIC: Without press freedom in Vanuatu the darkness breeding fear and injustice there tightens even harder. Unlike Samoa, Vanuatu is a country enveloped in near-total darkness. Its people cannot see through it the light of freedom enlightening the minds of those living in… Read More

Samoa Observer – PasiMA wants to keep govt. honest

PasiMA Appoints Administrative Director

Auckland, New Zealand – The board officers of Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA) have announced the appointment of Ana Currie, of Hawai‘i, to serve as the fledgling organization’s first administrative director. The PasiMA board officers and executive committee are in Auckland this week participating in the “Media, Investigative and Technology Conference 2010” at Auckland University of… Read More

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