Pacific journos urged not to let geopolitics ‘skew their narratives’

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Marshall Islands Journal Giff Johnson and Tia Belau publisher Moses Uludong
Marshall Islands Journal Giff Johnson and Tia Belau publisher Moses Uludong of Palau in the Journal's newsroom in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Image: Hilary Hosia/MIJ/RNZ Pacific

RNZ Pacific

The editor of the Marshall Islands Journal, Giff Johnson, is urging Pacific journalists not to be swayed by geopolitical narratives and to stay true to reporting stories that affect people in their daily lives.

Held last Friday in Majuro, Johnson, who is also the co-founder of the Pacific Media Institute, hosted Pacific journalists and media trainers for a workshop and summit on democracy.

Increased competition between the United States and China in the Pacific has dominated headlines and political discourse over the past few years but Johnson said that while it is important to stay on top of such developments they were far removed from the day-to-day realities of island living.

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