Misa Vicky Lepou to lead the Women in Leadership in Samoa training for media

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There will be a “Women in Leadership in Samoa” virtual media training which aims to provide participants with training on gender-responsive reporting with a focus on reporting gender issues with a more balanced view of women’s participation in society. 

An invitation to Radio Polynesia by the United Nations Women stated that Misa Victoria Lepou will deliver this very important training next week. 

“The training is divided into 2 sessions with an opportunity to rotate and for more than one participant from the media outlet to participate. “The training aims to provide participants with training on gender-responsive reporting with a focus on reporting gender issues with a more balanced view of women’s participation in society.

“Hence, to assist the participants in analyzing the impact of imbalanced reporting, biased reporting, and selective reporting of women’s leadership issues. Also to assist participants in producing stories in a range of genres that are gender-sensitive.

“It will also be an opportunity to provide participants (media practitioners) with societal systems, especially regional institutions and relationships, and an interweaving theme of gender perspectives and gender sensitivity in journalism.” 

According to the invitation, this training is a great chance to expand the knowledge of newsrooms on gender reporting and learn how to write stories effectively and unbiased on such topics. Misa, is the Media Lecturer at the National University of Samoa’s media and journalism department. 

She holds a master’s degree in development studies and in previous interviews with the Samoa Observer Misa cited the vital role and responsibilities of the media and the need for greater attention to the creation of a safer knowledge-building community, as more development stories are published.

She said journalism continues to play a phenomenal role in development issues now facing small island countries like Samoa and this can be done by delving into the issues, theories, principles, and the ideas behind policy-making as well as decisions.