WJEC16: Impressive pōwhiri gives welcome to world media educators

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Media educators being welcomed at the WJEC inside the Sir Paul Reeves building at Auckland University of Technology tonight. Image: Husain Malvi

The World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) kicked off tonight in New Zealand with a formal pōwhiri ceremony hosted in the Sir Paul Reeves building at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

WJEC wide logo 150wideThe traditional welcome was led by AUT students and staff and the conference is bringing together media and journalism educators from around the world for three days of discussions about global media challenges and education.

More than 220 people from 42 countries are attending.

The WJEC officially begins tomorrow and ends on Saturday.

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SOURCEAsia Pacific Report
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TJ Aumua is Pacific Media Watch freedom project contributing editor for the Pacific Media Centre (2016). She is a recent graduate of Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) degree and with a BCS majoring in journalism and a minor in screen writing. TJ is also a contributor for the PMC Online and Asia Pacific Report and has been a recent summer research intern with Pacific Journalism Review.

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