Monday, September 14, 2009

JAWS no vote at PINA

JAWS did not vote at PINA despite the presence of four participants from the Samoa side. Secretary of JAWS admitted to not having paid membership but quetioned JAWS still being invited to the meeting in Port Vila.
JAWS President tentatively decided to halt all connections with PINA after the hostile treatment they received in Port Vila. JAWS now openly supports activities of PFF who has not failed to support media freedom issues in Samoa, and was usually the first to respond to the plight of Samoan journalists.
JAWS is now working in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists on other media freedom activities in the region. JAWS has and will continue to adhere to promotion of media freedom in the Pacific.