The development of this comprehensive Media, Language and Telecommunications Landscape Guide (MLTG) is to support and guide the work of the Fiji government and the Communication and Community Engagement (CCE) Working Group under the Fiji Communications Cluster with the coordination of CCE activities, particularly in preparation for an impending disaster and during the response phase. This document covers the media, communications and engagement culture across Fiji. It covers a broad range of actors and activities, both within the media landscape and at the community level.
It serves as a platform for the concept of ‘Talanoa’ for internal and external stakeholders. Talanoa is a word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to suggest a practise of inclusive, participatory dialogue and storytelling. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories and to make good decisions for the collective good, embracing mutual respect for a platform for decision making for a greater good. This Guide is a living document and is offered as a contribution - for conversation – for a starting point – from which to make good decisions for the collective good of communicating and engaging communities in Fiji.
It is hoped that further updates and additions will be made in subsequent editions. All suggestions for the next revision are welcome, please send these to: firstname.lastname@example.org.