Pacific Islands News Association

Objectives and Mission: 

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) is the premier regional organisation representing the interests of media professionals in the Pacific region. It links radio, television, newspapers, magazines, online services, national associations and journalism schools in 23 Pacific Island In November 2004, PINA officially merged with the Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association (PIBA) to become the only voice of the regional media in the Pacific. PIBA was established to look after the interests of public broadcasters until the merger.PINA's main objectives are: 
Promote and defend freedom of expression and information 
Promote and develop professional standards through training and education 
Develop professional fellowship and cooperation.

General description: 

PINA's activities: 
develops training and resource materials, and encourage exchange of information and skills with industry members in the PICs.
operates a daily news service, PACNEWS, compiled from news articles contributed by members
Promotes good governance through dissemination of accurate information to Pacific Island Countries (PICs)
Relationship building with NGOs, donors, and regional organisation in strengthening coverage of their work programmes in the development of PICs.

Country Presence: 
Cook Islands
Field of Interest: 
Freedom of expression, Media, Press