AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Media outlets in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu are getting their newsrooms up and running again after the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Pam earlier this month.
The Vanuatu Daily Post, the country's main newspaper, was out of action for three days before staff were able to get some communications going, but were closed for close to a week before they could get their paper printed.
Senior reporter Jonas Cullwick, a former public broadcasting manager, said the disrupted communications hampered news organisations trying to report on the disaster.
Photojournalist and chief editor of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy Ben Bohane said that although his job became personal, his responsibility as a journalist was to “carry on” and do his job.
Reporter/editor: Alistar Kata
Senior reporter Jonas Cullwick, Vanuatu Daily Post
Communication adviser Ben Bohane, Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP)
Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz