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Panpa Bulletin : July 2007
8 PANPA Bulletin July 2007 news More people from minority com- munities should be recruited into journalism so that the media can report ethnic diversity better, according to the keynote speaker at a Reporting Diversity forum in Wellington. Associate professor Arlene Morgan, who heads New York's Columbia Journalism School's race and ethnicity project, also advocated use of workshops to highlight examples of the best report- ing on race and diversity and how to do it in various news rounds. The Journalists Training Organisation organised the forum. Morgan later joined the 55 journalists and editors at the forum in workshops considering how to meet the challenge of reporting an increasing range of ethnic communities. Recommendations from those workshops included: schools, job fairs, internships and work experience. - ists in reporting race and diversity. editors to help bring about change in the reporting and discussion of diver- sity. - ships and internships to get potential journalists from minority groups into pre-entry training and workplaces. minority journalists for use in promot- ing diversity journalism. - tion link with Columbia University to offer a trip to that university's diversity workshop to the news organisation which does the best example of ethnic diversity reporting. provide a diverse range of ethnic news and features to the media in a cost ef- fective manner. Fijian authorities hold blacklisted NZ Paci c a airs reporter overnight before deporting him By Warren Page Fijian immigration stopped Fairfax reporter Michael Field from enter- ing the country, held him overnight in the darkness of a room without electricity and deported him next morning. was on a black list and had been since June 6. That was about the date Field reported harassment of two Fijian lawyers and in- truders in the Lautoka, home of Wellington lawyer Janet Mason whose husband was beaten. On the day Field was detained about lawyers." Field was among several reporters and photographers who landed at Nadi International airport on their way to covering the Fijian military govern- ment's expulsion of New Zealand's High Commissioner Michael Green. None of the other journalists were stopped from entering the country. As a long-time specialist in reporting up and banned before but this was one of the scariest times, he later reported. He was taken in a van with blacked out windows to a detention centre and was locked into a dark back room with a bed as the only furniture. He had to surrender his cell phones, - ng detained at nadi airport," text mes- age back to New Zealand. A security guard kept interrupting any attempt to leep and became more menacing as ime progressed. The Wellington daily, The Dominion Post problem with covering Fiji is that you know too much; if word of my lock-up got to the military barracks in nearby Lautoka, I believe I would have been n trouble." Next morning Field was taken in the same van to the airport and was put on an Prime Minister Helen Clark said that she was appalled by Field's detention and people seizing power by the barrel of a gun of the world," Clark said. Journalists and editors suggest ways to increase ethnic and cultural diversity in newsrooms By Warren Page All nominees for directors of the Newspaper Publishers Association and the New Zealand Press Association news agen- cy have been re-elected. The directors are: from APN Publishing New Zealand, Martin Simons, Rick Neville, and Mark Hope. From Fairfax Media New Zealand, Joan Withers, Peter O'Hara and Chris Jagusch. From independent publishers, Julian Smith (Allied Press Ltd) and Michael Muir (Gisborne Herald). The directors will elect their president (currently Peter O'Hara, of Fairfax Media New Zealand) when they meet in August. Re-election of directors of the NPA and the NZPA. By Warren Page in sgs ti P p kgL in Michael Field.
August September 2007