Commonwealth Press Union Biennial Conference and Editors' Forum
The media’s role in reporting the impact and aftermath of the Asian tsunami was a central issue for delegates attending the 46th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) in
CPU membership strongly reflects nations forming part of the British Commonwealth, including several directly affected by the tsunami:
An early, sobering session saw editors from
And delegates heard the remarkable story of the Banda Aceh newspaper that lost three-quarters of its staff in the tsunami, only to recommence publishing in six days.
Presentations covered a new youth newspaper in the
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to INMA member Ross McPherson of Shepparton, Australia-based McPherson Media Group for preparing this executive summary for INMA.
21-26 February 2005