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Category Archives for "Conference"

Aug 12

Pacific Law Enforcement Training

Conference , Social Media

With the recently signed memorandum of understanding between the Fiji Police Force and the Online Safety Commission, the Commission was able to join a law enforcement training held earlier this month in Suva, Fiji.

This was the first ever technology facilitated training coordinated by Cyber Safety Pasifika. In previous years this type of training took place face to face; however, due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic technology was not only the topic of the seminar but also the form of delivery.

The one day seminar was officially opened by Fiji Police Force Director SSP Serupepeli Neiko. And it brought a lot insight to the safety tools that are available for Facebook users, especially tools available to law enforcement for a better online experience on the platform for everyone. The enlightening presentations by Facebook’s Safety and Policy representatives informed the participants of the scope of resources readily available to Facebook users.

The Commission gained a lot of perspective in terms of its own mandate to promote online safety for all Fijians, this includes informing Fijians of the resources available here. With Facebook being the world’s most used social media network, it is important to be aware of simple security checks and privacy check up that a Facebook user can conduct on their own account to make sure that they are being safe online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Fiji Police Force

Oct 02

Pacific Online Safety Workshop

Conference , Social Media

Increased access to technology across our communities has given Fijians the opportunity to engage with online platforms such as social media more and more. With this, comes the reality of developing online safety habits that would help us build and cultivate a safe online culture for all Fijians.

Last month, the OSC along with delegates from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu attended an online safety workshop hosted by Australia’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner and New Zealand’s Netsafe NZ to glean from the expertise and experiences of our neighboring countries. The workshop included learning Australia’s approach to tackling online bullying, image based abuse and other prohibited content from representatives from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Australian Federal Police and their Attorney-General’s Department.

With the support of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and their Cyber Cooperation Program, attending the workshop coincided with being an attendee at the 2019 eSafety Conference where global participants shared great insights into online safety practices and ways to look forward to develop the “online world we want”, as rightfully themed.

Credit: DFAT Australia

Photo Credit: DFAT Australia

 

 

Jul 03

TOPEX 2019

Conference , Social Media

This year Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) hosted their annual Top Executives Conference from 26 to 27 July 2019. The theme of the conference was “transforming Fiji – the business perspective”. It was opened by the influential Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Industry, Trade and Tourism. The conference organizing committee invited speakers from various backgrounds to present on topics such as the new era of collaboration, advancing leaders vision for Fiji, equality, revolutionizing workplace practice and transformative social media.

The Commission was able to participate in the panel discussion about transformative social media. Panelists talked about how social media has shifted the power from institutions to the people, how it can affect the way businesses conduct their marketing strategies and also how social media should be a place for building communities rather than tearing them down.

The two day conference provided a space for executives to collaborate, innovate and network with other counter parts to inspire a dialogue of how businesses, state institutions, non governmental organizations, and civil society organizations can transform Fiji from the business perspective.

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