Encouraging impartial, competent young journalists in the Pacific

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UNIC Canberra Director and UNESCO Pacific Representative Ms Nisha. Photo: Julia Dean

A new generation of "impartial but competent" young journalists is on the rise across the Pacific, thanks in part to training being offered by the UN Educational and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

That's the upbeat assessment of UNESCO's Director of Office and Representative to the Pacific States, Nisha.

Ms Nisha said it was important for all journalists either starting out, or taking "refresher" courses, to navigate the ethical considerations necessary for producing responsible journalism.

She said there was a "huge appetite" for learning among a relatively small number of media organizations in the region, many of which have only recently been established.

Julia Dean asked Ms Nisha what kind of media issues UNESCO's training programmes addressed.

Duration: 2'23"

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