We are working with Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC), commercial and community-based radio stations, newspapers and the television station One TV.
The Solomon Islands Media Assistance Scheme, or SOLMAS, is assisting SIBC to upgrade its transmission infrastructure, enabling it to reach more people and fulfil its role as the country’s emergency services broadcaster. Support also focuses on improving the quality of output of across Solomon Islands media through training initiatives for media staff. Media organisations can also apply for grants to assess and rectify infrastructure issues.
SOLMAS has 3 full-time staff based in and various short-term technical advisors and trainers. The project is funded by AusAID through the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Solomon Islands marks media milestone
Solomon Islands media have held the country’s first ever media forum. Senior editors and journalists from local media organisations participated in the event, held in the capital, Honiara, on June 20th. The country’s first female politician, Hilda Kari, spoke about why Solomon Islands women need to take part in upcoming elections on August 4th. The forum was covered by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) and One Television in addition to the Solomon Star, National Express and Island Sun newspapers. It was hosted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI).