Vanuatu

In July 2009 Robert Hooper addressed the Pacific Media Summit on Media Freedom in Port Vila, Vanuatu, hosted by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Edward N. Natapei. The Summit was called by the Pacific Islands News Association to confront the crisis in Fiji following a military coup and the imposition of draconian restrictions on press freedoms.  Journalists from 12 Pacific island nations participated in the Media Summit in the final week of July.  Professor Hooper also conducted intensive courses in broadcast journalism and news reporting for journalists and news editors of Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television, the nation’s national broadcaster.  

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