Wednesday, April 19, 2006

World Press Freedom Day Event

The Journalists Association of Samoa in partnership with UNESCO will be coordinating the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day this year.
Amidst the growing recognition of the importance of press freedom for democracy and development, in 1993 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 3rd as “World Press Freedom Day.”
Throughout the world, this Day serves as an occasion to celebrate press freedom, raise awareness of violations against the right to freedom of expression and draw attention to the work and commitment of journalists to bring people their daily news.
To commemorate this important international event JAWS will be hosting a Tertiary Level Speech Competition on the theme of the day: “Media, Development, and Poverty Eradication.”

Date of Competition: 3rd May 2006
Venue: Lecture Theatre D101 NUS
Time: 9:00am – 12:00am

Tentative Programme:
Prayer - Local Reverend
Welcome - President of JAWS
Keynote Address - Director UNESCO Apia
Speech Competition - Competitors
Questions by Audience

Prize Giving

Speaker Representing:
Amosa o Savavau
Malua Theological College
Piula Theological College
Moamoa Theological College

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