Monday, April 07, 2008

Press Secretary endorses JAWS PR Training

1 April 2008

Statement from the Press Secretariat

RE: Endorsement of JAWS PR Workshop

APIA, Samoa: The Press Secretariat of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the Independent State of Samoa confirms support and endorsement of the Journalists Association of [Western] Samoa (JAWS) Public Relations Workshop.
The Workshop which will be held on the 15th of April 2008 will train Public Relations and Information Officers from Government Ministries on proper procedures of disseminating relevant information to the media. The Workshop will also explore the role of the Media Officer, Public Relations Officer and Information Officer in relation to the media.
The Press Secretariat supports the initiative by JAWS on the grounds of affirming the Governments role in achieving transparency, accountability and good governance through the successful building of capacity of the relevant Ministry officers.
As the Press Secretariat of Samoa, it is important that we work hand in hand with the media, reflecting the overarching wish of the Prime Minister Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Lupesoliai Malielegaoi on freedom of the press in Samoa.
The Press Secretariat wishes the JAWS PR Workshop a successful training.


Ualetenese Papalii Taimalelagi
Press Secretary of the Independent State of Samoa