Contributors

TunaPacific is the newshub of the Global Environment Funds’ Pacific Oceanic Fisheries Management Project, currently in its second phase. It’s populated by Pacific journalists, editors and fisheries communicators, with its core group being FFA Media Fellows who’ve developed an interest in following the Pacific tuna story.

To connect or contact a contributor to share your Pacific Fisheries story, or to share your story directly, please contact Lisa Williams-Lahari, media@ffa.int

MEET THE TUNApacific CONTRIBUTORS

Titeem Auatabu, Kiribati, is the Government’s Information point person on Fisheries in her country. A former broadcast journalist, she is based in Tarawa.
Seasoned Pacific broadcast journo Viola Ulukai hails from the Kingdom of Tonga, where she is News Director for the national Broadcasting Corporation.
Fiji’s Rita Narayan is a longtime journalist with a prolific background including documentary production. She is now part of the Digical Pacific regional news platform leadership team, and is based in Suva.
Based in Wellington where he operates his Pacific Guardians Newshub as well as his media consultancy work, LEALAIAULOTO AIGALETAULEALEA FATU TAUAFIAFI , or Fatu for short, is from Samoa, a former regional communications head for SPREP, and founding publisher of the former Tapu Magazine.
Bernadette Carreon-Brooks is a Pacific correspondant for Agence France Presse and founding co-editor of Pacific Note, based in Palau, a Pacific nation which Carreon, from the Phillippines, proudly calls home.
Meet Samisoni Pareti, media trainer, consultant, and leading editor for the region’s only news monthly, Islands Business. Hailing from Fiji, Pareti is one of the region’s key journalists on Pacific fisheries.
Meet Jonas Cullwick, a longtime journalist from Vanuatu who has seen the newsroom of virtually every media house there, including a recent stint as adviser to Government on Media. Now with Vanuatu Daily Post, Cullwick is part of the OFMP2 core contributors.
Fiji Broadcasting’s Aliki Bia is a digital content pro and has a knack for summing up stories in three sentences- part of his core duties for the news team at the national Broadcaster.
Ronald Toito’ona is part of the A-team for the Solomon’s Star, his country’s largest daily newspaper. The photojournalist and print writer is Honiara based and keen to share the story of his country’s on-shore processing successes in Noro, aka Tuna Town!
Meet Francis Pituvaka, Fisheries Information Officer leading communications work for the Ministry of Fisheries. A former news journalist and avid fan of the beautiful game, he’s now hooked on telling the story of the beautiful fish and educating communities on the work led by government in this regard.
Rosalyn Albaniel-Evara hails from Papua New Guinea and is Business Editor for the country’s largest daily, the PNG Post-Courier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNApacific contributors aim to tell the Pacific Fisheries Management story through their work as journalists. They aim to :

Improve understanding and awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Small Island Developing States (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) in oceanic fisheries management.

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The newshub, developed from a user-friendly based on a wordpress blog template, is part of the Global Environment Fund’s second Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (OFMP2).

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is implementing OFMP2 assisted by the Pacific Community, SPC with UNDP and FAO as managing agencies.

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