|Tiaré le Goff of New Caledonia speaking to a motion on climate change |
in the Pacific Forum today. Image: Kennedy Graham/PMC #Pacleaders
Samoan Justice Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says achieving gender equality is essential to the achievement of successful social, economic, and political development in countries. Yet there was just a sprinkling of Pacific women from the region actually among the 70 delegates to hear her message.
Ironically, it took a live blog from two AUT University student journalists to provide the only real coverage. Six of the only seven stories to register online in a Google news search 24 hours after the start of the forum were filed by them, or via their blog piggybacked on Pacific Scoop and Pacific Media Centre Online.
Awesome Michael Sergel and Finian Scott! They organising their reporting stint this week, assigning themselves to Wellington from their Auckland campus with none of the resources sported by bigger media organisations, not much more than their mobile phones.
Unfortunately, a wi-fi glitch in Parliament disrupted their blog file for a while today. But check out all their main stories on their file archive here and also a media story here.
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