27 November, 2022, 4:16 am Central - 23°C Clouds
FEO

Supervisor of Elections says he wished new elections training for the media was compulsory but it is not

Supervisor of Elections says he wished new elections training for the media was compulsory but it is not

By Lena Reece
Friday 01/07/2022
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem

A new Fijian Elections Office virtual training called โ€œe-vuliโ€ has been launched today for the media, however it is not compulsory to undertake this training in order to report on elections.

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says he wished it was made mandatory for the media who wish to cover the upcoming general election.

He says the training for the media in the lead up to the 2022 elections will be held virtually as opposed to face to face as not everyone has the time to attend the sessions.

When questioned by fijivillage whether the virtual training would also see no face to face session to thrash out issues between the media and the Fijian Elections Office in order to provide better coverage, Saneem made it clear that the media handbook and training has covered everything they feel needs to be covered for the media.

The Supervisor of Elections has encouraged members of the media to find time to go through the training and he is hopeful the training will provide information that will help build capacity around reporting in elections. Meanwhile, Saneem says the e-vuli elections training will also be open to the international media, universities and high schools as well as members of the public who are interested in getting to know how the general elections are covered.



Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Womens Rugby World Cup 2022
Quarter-final qualification is now the goal for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15โ€™s following their 21-17 victory against South Africa.
38 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
68 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
70 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
SOE dismisses complaint against Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum
The complaint by Unity Fiji supporter and former Opposition Leader Mick Beddoes has been dismissed by the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem. ...
13 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
FEO issues notice to Ferrel Khan to remove statement or information published on his Facebook page
The Fijian Elections Office has issued a notice to Ferrel Khan to remove statement or information published on his Facebook page. The FEO says the ...
12 hours ago

People have the chance to make history as they hold the power to change government - Rabuka
People's Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says the people of Fiji have a chance to make history as they hold the power to change the government come ...
12 hours ago

Fiji is an agricultural country and we must invest in it - Chaudhry
The Leader of the Fiji Labour Party Mahendra Chaudhry says they feel Fiji is an agricultural country and they must invest in agriculture, revive the ...
13 hours ago

Peopleโ€™s Alliance issued with notice to remove Facebook posts on election misinformation
The Fijian Elections Office has received a complaint from Jerry Kalo highlighting to the FEO a recent video publication made by the Peopleโ€™s ...
13 hours ago

Alexander Oโ€™Connor referred to FICAC
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has referred FijiFirst candidate, Alexander Oโ€™Connor to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption ...
14 hours ago

TOP