Press Releases

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

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

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

Pasifika Media Association Launches Temporary Website

Apia, Samoa – The Pacific’s newest media organisation has established its interim website, which became active yesterday. The Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA) site can be found at <> The new site contains information about the association, including membership fees and criteria – including a special offer for those who join early. The site also… Read More

US Embassy Award for Regional Media Group

US Embassy Award for Regional Media Group

Apia, Samoa – The United States yesterday gave its support to a range of organisations including the South Pacific’s new media group, Pasifika Media Association. US Ambassador to Samoa David Huebner presented a grant of $10,000 to help develop the PasiMA website, which will be central to the association’s development and work plan. PasiMA members… Read More

Name Change for New Pacific Media Association

Regional media group is now Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA) Apia, Samoa – The new Pacific regional media association formed last week in Apia has announced that a name change has been made prior to the group’s registration in Samoa. “We have decided to register as Pasifika Media Association,” said Chairman Savea Sano Malifa. “The Association… Read More

Pacific Media Association Launched

Pacific Media Association Launched The Pacific Media Association (PacMA) was formed in Apia, Samoa, today at a meeting of media representatives from around the Pacific region. In attendance were media operators from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Hawai‘i. Representatives from Vanuatu, Fiji and Papua New Guinea were unable to attend but contributed via virtual communications…. Read More