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Peace song re-released in South Pacific

“True Harmony,” a Christian song of peace, has acquired a new life in the South Pacific, to communicate its message to the world. The anthem came from a prayer composed in 1996 by Matt Wilson of Fiji, as that Pacific nation struggled to overcome tensions and bitterness caused by a military coup in the ethnically divided nation.

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Bhagwan Rolls cited as “woman of distinction”

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, executive director of FemLINKPACIFIC in Fiji, Vice-Chairperson of WACC Pacific and a WACC project partner, has been awarded the 2014 Women of Distinction Award from the NGO-Committee on the Status of Women (CSW)/ New York.

The NGO-CSW is a committee of the Conference of NGOs, in consultative relationship with the United Nations. Bhagwan Rolls is also an International Ambassador for WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Program (GMMP), which monitors gender representation in global media every five years.

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FemLINKpacific celebrates World Radio Day

The theme of World Radio Day on Monday 3 February 2014 is "Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment".

UNESCO is promoting gender equality by helping to sensitize radio station owners, executives, journalists, and governments to develop gender-related policies and strategies for radio; eliminate stereotypes and promote multidimensional portrayal in radio; build radio skills for youth radio production, with a focus on girls as producers, hosts, reporters; and promote safety of women radio journalists.

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Chair
Rev. Akuila  Yabaki
Fiji

Vice-Chair
Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls
Fiji

Secretary / Treasurer
Agatha Ferei
Fiji


Members

Linda Maea Tematua
Tahiti

Staff Liaison
Gisele Langendries

WACC promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people's dignity and community.

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