Talamua Media Founder and Editor Apulu Lance Polu and Su’a Hesed Ieremia of the Samoa Tourism Authority who will front the 2016 Election Coverage for the local and global audience through live streaming
APIA, SAMOA: THURSDAY 03 MARCH 2016: SamoaFM 93.7 & 104.1, owned and operated by Talamua Media based in Apia, Samoa, will provide up to the minute live coverage of the 2016 Election Results this Friday 4 March.
“The broadcast will also be streamed live on line for our global audience,” says SamoaFM Manager Gerwin Polu.
Talamua Media that also owns the News Website, www.talamua.com will also carry live election results and the link to the live stream and election coverage can be found on www.talamua.com as well as the SamoaFMApia facebook page.
The SamoaFM 2016 election results coverage will run from 6.00pm to 1am. Arrangements have been made with the leaders of the two major political parties to address the country and their supporters when the overall results become clear.
After the election results are known, SamoaFM will continue to provide 5 hours a day updates Mondays to Fridays in March and April, as the new parliament and government shapes and up until a new government is sworn in and takes office. This special coverage will all be streamed on line for the stations global audience.
Station Manager Gerwin Polu says the 3 months live streaming coverage is made possible with the partners Apia Concrete Products, Blue Bird, Federal Pacific Insurance, Inalanis Catering and Samoa Beverages.
The multi-platform coverage merges SamoaFM Radio Station, the Talamua Medias Online News Website: www.talamua.com and the Samoa FMApia Facebook Page, in providing news and information about the elections as well as promoting the services and products of its’ business partners.
“We welcome comments and messages from our audience around the world as part of our live coverage,” he says.
The 2016 General Elections is significant in the fact that it is the first to have the highest number of women candidates and five seats for women MPs have been guaranteed in Parliament. There has been a major push by the United Nations through public awareness forums for more women representation in Samoan politics and to have more women MPs in parliament in the lead up to the 2016 elections.
A series of Roundtable debates have been led by the Centre of Samoan Studies of the National University of Samoa and broadcast on TV3, as part of the efforts to have more women participation in Samoa’s parliament.