The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme is once again assisting the Palau Media Council with a 2-day training this time focusing on election reporting.
With the General Election coming in November, the training aims to assist the media with reporting about the election as well as learn a little about their trade.
Notable Palau dignitaries will be present in the 1st day of the training such as Ambassador Richelle Turner, Former Vice President Sandra Pierantozzi, Senator Rukebai Inabo, Senator Uduch Sengebau. And other women candidates. They will touch on general equality in elections and women’s participation in politics.
PACMAS Pacific Media Trainer Bernadette Carreon said that “It is important for the journalists to cover the elections because the country’s future development is at stake. As journalists, we must do our best to inform and engage the people on what the elections are about.”
She went on to say that “the media is the voice of the voters and with that we must strive for accuracy, impartiality and responsibility.”
Bernadette Carreon will be the trainer of the 2-day PACMAS training exercise on Election Reporting.
PACMAS is a media development program to facilitate discourse across government, business, and civil society, through the Pacific media. PACMAS program is funded by the Australian government and managed by ABC International Development.