Fated journey sees journalism student step closer towards dream

Sonal Singh

Every morning before school, Sonal Shalveer Singh Aujla would watch the news and admire the way BBC and CNN journalists confidently presented what was happening around the world. Perhaps it was destiny, when years later, Sonal was fatefully offered a full National Toppers Scholarship to study journalism at Fiji’s University of the South Pacific (USP). “Growing up in Fiji, I …

Untapped potential in New Caledonia

Dr Yves Lafoy

New Caledonia is moving towards being more autonomous from France and has begun to find its true identity and place in the Pacific. Located in the South Pacific, the French territory is comprised of the mainland (La Grande Terre) and the Loyalty islands, and it is known for its palm-lined beaches and 24,000 square kilometre marine-life-rich lagoon – the world’s …

Bluesky Country Manager set to encourage Pacific Scholars

Fotu Vaai Tinitali

Bluesky Country Manager in American Samoa Filifotu (Fotu) Vaai-Tinitali cannot wait to share her journey with New Zealand Scholarship students at the inaugural Pacific Island Scholars Alumni Network (PISAN) South Island Fono, in March. Fotu is a former NZ Scholar and an alumnus of the Pacific, having completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree with Honours (Information Systems/Electronic Commerce …

Kacific satellite order will benefit Pacific communities

Kacific 1

A recent order means Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd will be able to meet increasing demands for connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region, and reach new and under-served markets with reliable and cost-effective satellite internet services.  In a culmination of four years of hard work, Kacific announced it has ordered its Kacific-1 satellite from The Boeing Company (Boeing) based on the …

Opportunity for journalism students to experience reporting in the Pacific

Anuja Nadkarni (left) at a function in Fiji during the 2016 Media Programme internship.

For budding journalists, Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s (PCF) Media Programme provides insight and create awareness about the media industry, while unlocking an invaluable Pacific network of contacts. Every year, PCF facilitates a two-week internship for selected final year tertiary journalism students. This year the internship will be staged from June 25 until July 10, 2017. Following an intensive selection process, two …