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ECU lecturer to lead UN Workshop

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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ECU’s Head of Journalism, Associate Professor Trevor Cullen, has been invited by the United Nations to run a three-day workshop for broadcasters in the Asia Pacific region.

The workshop entitled, Reporting Health and HIV, will be held at the Convention Centre in Tonga from 19th- 21st December, and Prof Cullen will deliver talks on Trends and omissions of HIV coverage from 1990-2010, Examples of effective HIV Journalism and Can the media do better.

Professor Cullen said he was delighted to share his research and expertise at such an important international health workshop.

“HIV is still a major problem in many Pacific and Asian countries and the media is such an important player in the HIV message and narrative.”

“I’ve been involved with AIDS since my missionary and broadcast days in southern Africa during the 1980s. So I liked to think that I’ve gained both insight and knowledge about the disease over the past 25 years,” said Professor Cullen.

In August, Professor Cullen ran a UN workshop on Reporting HIV for journalists and broadcasters attending the annual International AIDS Congress in Busan, South Korea, and is currently working with several AIDS organizations in Australia to bring an international AIDS conference to Perth.

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