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UPNG Journalism students embark on APEC awareness

09/08/2018

Journalism students from the University of Papua New Guinea have embarked on an awareness campaign to certain areas of the city in Port Moresby to educate students and community groups on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November.

Journalism students from the University of Papua New Guinea have embarked on an awareness campaign to certain areas of the city in Port Moresby to educate students and community groups on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November.

A total of 40 third-year students, studying advanced reporting theory/practical course under the Journalism and Public Relations program have volunteered to carry out this awareness program.

Tutor, Joycelyn Mark said this is part of their assessment which will test the students’ knowledge on APEC and prepare them for their industry attachments during their second semester break in any of the mainstream media newsrooms.

‘’I had two issues in mind, APEC, and Local Level Government Elections. But I chose APEC as 2018 is the historic year of APEC in our country; it is only time that this course assessment is centred on the high-profile meeting.

“This class of third-year students is the lot for that 14-week industry training. Therefore, the assessment designed is suitable and practical as the students will in one way or the other get to do stories on the big meeting and its related activities like for example, covering stories on activities lined up for the spouses of our 20 economy leaders,’’ Ms Mark said.

She added that the student journalists must educate themselves first before they even tell a story about APEC.

Meantime, activities such as Panel Discussions will be held at the University, while Community Awareness programs will be held at Hanuabada village and Charles Lwanga Secondary School respectively.

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