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Applying fellowship program agenda to Samoan online journalism development

Samoa Observer has been around since the mid 70s. Senior Reporter Jasmine Netzler who is one of the eleven journalists from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands attending the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre (APJC) Women, Media and Economic Literacy in the Pacific. The fellowship that runs for five weeks covers a range of issues including ; media women in leadership roles, self development, crunching down on the numbers in order to report accurately on the various financial and business issues, online media among other thing. Here she speaks about what she hopes to take back to Samoa after the extensively exciting training. The fellowship is funded by the AustraliaAid.

Check out  what I have to say about it.

Experiencing God in Australia

This short video tells of my experience with God while being part of the “Women, Media and Economic Literacy in the Pacific” Fellowship with APJC. Worshiping God in Melbourne with Hillsongs Church was so different to the way we worship back home. Watch the video to hear my experience Link

Samoa journo engages more in online journalism

Jasmine Netzler works for the Samoa Observer News Group reporting on general issues occurring within the country, Pacific as well as international news content. The S.O.N.G a few yeas now has established Facebook and Twitter accounts disseminating news contents published on its daily newspaper. It is part of the organisations move forward to draw more readers to its news contents following the industry’s move into the digital world to cater to the needs of is readers. Being one of eleven journalists from five countries attending the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre fellowship program called Women, Media and Economic Literacy in the Pacific based in Melbourne focusing on various issues including leadership roles for women in the media, self development and online journalism.

Listen to Jasmine Netzler speak about her views on online journalism and the Samoa Observer.