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Conference to draw top Pacific broadcast executives

Friday 09 Dec 2011
Over 70 senior executives of broadcasting and media organisations in Pacific island countries are due to convene in Tonga to discuss issues crucial to the sustainability and development of broadcasting in the region.

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The Pacific Media Partnership Conference 2011 which will be held in Nuku’alofa, the Tongan capital, will enable broadcasters to discuss their responses to the rapidly changing media landscape.

The forum on 21 December is specifically intended for Pacific broadcasters, in particular those from smaller islands, to articulate their views and experiences and help others in finding solutions.

It is part of a three-day event themed “Strengthening Voice of the Pacific” that includes pre-conference workshops on 19-20 December and a full-day conference on 21 December.

The event is jointly organised by the ABU, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, the Pacific Media Partnership Committee and the Tonga Broadcasting Commission.

The Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu’ivakano, will inaugurate the conference and will also deliver the keynote address.

The forum will provide a platform for the broadcasters to share their expertise towards promoting media coverage in the region. Media practitioners will be exposed to new concepts and tools that enhance their capacity

The event is supported by many international organisations including UNESCO, UNAIDS, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the International Telecommunication Union, ABC-Australia, NHK-Japan, Radio New Zealand, and the Pacific AIDS Foundation.