Perspectives

Perspective stories by PasiMA member contributors.

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

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

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

Is there press freedom in Fiji?

by Savea Sano Malifa in Vienna* During the International Press Institute (IPI) World Press Freedom Award convention in Vienna on 11-14 September, the writer was asked to submit a brief summary what he thought was happening to press freedom in Fiji. This is that summary. Today in Fiji press freedom no longer exists. It is… Read More

“To praise famous men is not enough”

Speech by Sir Harold Evans* The IPI World Press Heroes Ceremony Vienna, September 13, 2010 We meet tonight in pride… and sadness for the many who sacrificed their lives for truth. And with pride in their achievements and those of all IPI’s  world press heroes, a veritable alphabet of valor and honor from A to… Read More

Why Samoa for PasiMA?

In the days immediately following the announcement of the launch of the Pacific Media Association (PasiMA), the question has often been raised as to why Samoa was chosen as the place to register this new organization. Last week on August 10, several media owners and journalists from the Pacific region met in Apia to form… Read More