Journo Satisfied with VSA Media Training

Island Sun reporter, Elison Vahi recieving his certificate at the presentation programme held at the MASI office in Honiara.


ISLAND Sun Newspaper journalist, Elison Vahi says he is pleased with the journalism and media training jointly organized by New Zealand Volunteer Service Agency (VSA) and Media Association of Solomon Islands.

“Am very thankful for the media and journalism training and I hope that more will be provide in the near future,” Vahi said after receiving his certificate of recognition.

He said that he had learnt a lot from the training especially on how to follow-up on news tips and write about relevant issues affecting Solomon Islands that matters as newsworthy.

“The training has helped me on how to write balanced news stories and to write ethical stories that are newsworthy for public consumption.

“Lazy and careless journalism transcends into bad and unethical reporting; the challenge I often experience is carelessness and the attitude of not checking my stories, but now I hope to improve from where I often fail,” Vahi added.

The two weeks training was facilitated by VSA volunteer, Philippa Stevenson. And it covered the following practical journalism and media topics: interviewing, Feature writing, Election Coverage, and News writing.

Philippa Stevenson is an award winning journalist and a former agricultural editor for the Waikato Times. She works as a volunteer with Isles Media under the Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA).