Election supervisor says he wanted new election media training to be mandatory, but it’s not
A new virtual training from the Fiji Electoral Office called “e-vuli” was launched today for the media, but it is not mandatory to take this training to report on the elections.
Election supervisor, Mohammed Saneem says he wished it had been made mandatory for media wishing to cover the upcoming general elections.
He says media training ahead of the 2022 elections will be held virtually and not face-to-face, as not everyone has time to attend the sessions.
Asked by fijivillage if the virtual training would also see a face-to-face session to resolve issues between the media and the Fijian Elections Office to ensure better coverage, Saneem made it clear that the manual and the media training covered everything they felt. must be covered for the media.
The Election Supervisor encouraged members of the media to find the time to take the training and he hopes the training will provide information that will help build capacity in election reporting. In the meantime, Saneem says the e-vuli elections training will also be open to international media, universities and colleges as well as members of the public who want to know how the general elections are covered.