Parliamentary Reporters Handbook Launch

Today, 20th January 2023, the Parliament Reporters’ Handbook was officially launched at the Maota o Tofilau Eti Alesana building, Mulinuu, with The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. TUALA Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio cutting the ribbon.

The keynote speakers for the event were the Hon. Speaker – Susuga PAPALII Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau, the Australian High Commisioner to Samoa – Her Excellency Emily Luck, President of JAWS – Susuga Lagi Keresoma and Mr. Steve Chase – PACMAS Consultant.

The Deputy Speaker AUUAPAAU Mulipola Aloitafua and Deputy leader of the Opposition, Hon. LAUOFO Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo were also in attendance

The overall purpose of the handbook is to provide practical guidance and advice for journalists who are engaged in reporting the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa.

It gives journalists an overview of the protocols and systems of Parliament as well as information on best practices for Parliamentary reporting.

The Parliamentary handbook is a great tool for journalists who now have the appropriate support for effective and responsible parliamentary reporting, and in turn guarantees that the public is given the most accurate information.

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“TATALAINA ALOAIA O LE TUSI TAIALA MO LE AU TUSITALA MA OFISA FAASALALAU I MATAUPU FAA-PALEMENE”

O le asō, na tatalaina aloaia ai le Tusi Taiala mo le Au Tusitala ma Ofisa Faasalalau i Mataupu Faa-Palemene i le Maota o Tofilau Eti Alesana i Mulinui. O le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, Hon. TUALA Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio na ia ootiina le lipine o le faamoemoe.

O saunoaga autu o le faamoemoe sa saunoa ai le Afioga i le Fogoga Fetalai – Susuga PAPALII Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau, o le Afioga i le Tamaitai Komesina o Ausetalia i Samoa – Afioga Emily Luck, o le Afioga i le Peresitene o le Asosi o le Au Tusitala a Samoa – Susuga Lagi Keresoma ma le Susuga ia Steve Chase – o le Faufautua mai le Faalapotopotoga a le PACMAS.

Sa auai foi le afioga i le Sui Fofoga Fetalai –

Afioga AUUAPAAU Mulipola Aloitafua ma le afioga i le Sui Taitai o le Itu Agai – Afioga Hon. LAUOFO Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo.

O le faamoemoe aoaotetele o lenei galuega, o le tuuina atu lea o taiala aoga ma fautuaga mo le au tusitala oloo nafa ma le lipotia o mataupu ma taualumaga a le Fono Aoao Faitulafono a Samoa.

Ua tuuina atu i le au tusitala se aotelega o gaioiga ma faiga faa-Palemene faapea ma faamatalaga aupito sili ona talafeagai mo le lipotiina o mataupu faa-Palemene.

O lenei tusi taiala faa-Palemene o le a avea ma meafaigaluega aoga mo le au tusitala ma o se fesoasoani talafeagai lea mo le tuufaatasia o tusitusiga ma lipoti. O le a mautinoa foi le tuuina atu o faamatalaga sao atoatoa mo le silafia e tagata lautele o le atunuu.