Upskilling the Pacific’s broadcasters

Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited’s (PCBL) inaugural Media Exchange Programme (MEP) got underway in May, with the initial four broadcasters arriving in Auckland for a two-week placement, at either TVNZ or Mediaworks.

The first exchange took place from May 15, and consisted of Temo Sukanaivalu from Cook Islands TV, Anthony Roebeck of Samoa Broadcasting Corporation (TV1), Glenda Gabriel from Papua New Guinea’s EMTV, and Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s Onesi Saluni.

Why a blooper led reporters to share embarrassing tales

But her awkward moment also had a second act.

Exelby had been gazing at a pen in her hands, unaware she was live, when a broadcast cut back to her in an Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) studio.

She gave an alarmed reaction when she realised the error, but settled quickly to read the next story.

Indian anchor learns husband died in story she's reporting

She told the audience about the details -- three people had died and two were injured when an SUV and truck collided in Pithora. While she listened to a reporter giving more details about the tragedy over the phone, Kaur began to think that her husband, who she knew was in the area in a similar vehicle, might have been one of the victims.

But her demeanor never changed and the senior anchor, who has been with IBC24 for its entire nine-year history, kept reporting even as images of the vehicle and blurred photos of victims appeared on the screen.

Anti-establishment website launched

I can reveal that Westmonster is co-owned by Michael Heaver, former press adviser to Nigel Farage. The 27-year-old, who together with Mr Banks will own 50% of the website, will edit it day to day.

Modelled on the Drudge Report, the American aggregator site that generates huge traffic, Westmonster will be powered by the social media reach of Leave.EU, the campaign to which Mr Banks gave close to £7m - the largest donation in British political history.

British war correspondent dies aged 105

Hollingworth, who was born in Leicester in 1911, was the first to report on the invasion that triggered the outbreak of World War Two.

She went on to report from Vietnam, Algeria and the Middle East.

Hollingworth was a rookie reporter for the Daily Telegraph when she fell upon "the scoop of the century".

It was she who spotted German forces amassed on the Polish border while travelling from Poland to Germany in 1939.

2nd phase of technical media training in Samoa focuses on editors

The workshop focused on refreshing the core work of editors in each television station in Samoa, both re-introducing them to the technical parts of the edit rooms as well as the ethical component of editing.

“We’re familiar with the term familiarity breeds contempt and that’s what happens to everyone who works in this field. You should never think to yourself that you got all your papers rights,” said TV3 news editor Muliaga Mila Mavaeao.

US presidential debate: World media hails Clinton as winner

Several express concern at Mr Trump's claim that the election will be rigged and at his threat that he may refuse to accept the outcome if he loses.

These concerns are summed up succinctly by a headline in France's Le Point: "Trump can no longer win, but can refuse to admit defeat".

Egypt state TV orders female hosts to lose weight

The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women one month to slim down before they can appear on air again with an "appropriate appearance", the Al-Yawm al-Sabi website reports.

HK journalists jailed in China

Publisher Wang Jianmin and editor Guo Zhongxiao worked on New-Way Monthly and Multiple Face, which published gossipy news about mainland leaders.

The articles were published in Hong Kong, which has greater media freedoms, but copies were sent to the mainland.

They were arrested in 2014 in Shenzhen, and both men pleaded guilty in court.

Wang was jailed for five years and three months, while Guo was jailed for two years and three months and is expected to be released soon for time served.

Media urged to shed more light in business reporting

The journalists are participating in a media training organised by the Australian-government funded media body, PACMAS.

"We’re trying show the impact that policies and economic budgets have on business owners and even simple store owners and that’s where the media comes in," said Radio Australia Journalist and Presenter, Bruce Hill.

"There’s a real desire on the part of officials and the media to try and come together and try to move away from the distrust that some people seem to feel that has been for a while," he added.