Asia Pacific

Reporting contemporary Europe

July 2004

More than 20 journalists from Australia and seven countries in the southwest Pacific region attended a three-day workshop on understanding and reporting change in Europe and connections with countries in Australia’s region.

The program of presentations, discussions and computer exercises was run in collaboration with the European Commission delegation to Australia and New Zealand, which was the major funder, the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht and the Contemporary Europe Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. Other funding was provided by the British High Commission and the German and Netherlands embassies.

APJC fellows:


Mr Patrick Caillet, journalist with RFO television, New Caledonia
Mr Walter Nalangu, supervisor news and current affairs, SIBC, Solomon Islands
Mr Richard Kelebi, journalist/producer, Religious Television Association, Papua New Guinea
Ms Gorethy Kenneth, journalist, Post Courier, Papua New Guinea
Mr Rosario Da Graca Maia, head of programs, Radio Timor Leste, East Timor
Ms Rita K. Narayan, senior journalist Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Fiji
Mr Lance Polu, publisher/editor Le Samoa and president PINA, Samoa
Ms Matelita V. Ragogo,  freelance journalist, Fiji
Ms Debbie A.K. Singh, media and communications consultant, EU Pacific delegation, Fiji
Ms Evelyne Toa, deputy editor, The Independent, Vanuatu
Mr Sam Vulum, chief sub-editor, The National, Papua New Guinea


Ms Andrea Baker, freelance journalist/journalism lecturer, Monash University, Churchill
Ms Neheda Barakat, executive producer, ABC TV, Melbourne
Ms Kirrilly Brentnall, freelance video journalist, Melbourne
Mr Gary Clark, graduate journalism student, University of Wollongong, NSW
Ms Carole Goldsmith, international finance and health journalist, Melbourne
Ms Katherine Gollan, producer Sunday Profile ABC Radio, Sydney
Mr Hong Liang Lee, journalism student Monash University, Victoria (APJC intern)
Ms Kelly Nolan, journalist, Fairfax Community Newspapers, Victoria
Ms Katrina Stats, researcher with CERC, University of Melbourne

Sitting in on sessions:

Dr Christa Knellwolf, National Europe Centre, Australian National University, ACT