Pacific women journalists get ABC training

Fiji Times reporter Alisi Vucao (third from left) with media colleagues pictured here with WINS facilitator Aaron Kearney in Australia today. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji Times reporter Alisi Vucao (third from left) with media colleagues pictured here with WINS facilitator Aaron Kearney in Australia today. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 6:29PM AS athletes prepare to travel to Australia ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games, five women from the Asia Pacific region are already in Newcastle, New South Wales, preparing for the same event.

The female journalists are from news outlets in Samoa, Papua New Guinea, India, Vanuatu and Fiji who are part of the Women in News and Sport (WINS) initiative, a training and mentoring program run by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and ABC International Development.

In the program, female journalists from the Pacific and Asia are mentored in the hope they will be empowered to succeed in the male-dominated world of sports media.

The group is in Newcastle this week in training with seasoned ABC journalists before they travel to the Gold Coast to report on the first week of the Commonwealth Games. 

Included in the group is Fiji Times reporter Alisi Vucago. 

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