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Priestley Habru


I'm a journalist from Solomon Islands who is passionate about the environment and wants to put a human face to its devastating effects in order to make people aware of its importance to the human race.

I developed my interest in environmental reporting over time when I’m already a reporter but more so when I started my own newspaper called the Island Sun in 2006 with two other colleagues.

I began my journalism career as a Senior Reporter and Sports Editor for Solomon Star Newspaper from 2002 to mid-2006. Island Sun and Solomon Star are currently the only two dailies in Solomon Islands.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in journalism, language and literature from the University of South Pacific in Fiji in mid-2002. I later did a postgraduate certificate in gender studies at the same university in 2014.

I have attended other professional development courses in media, leadership, gender and population studies in United Kingdom, Hawaii, Japan, Thailand, India, Taiwan, Australia, Fiji and Samoa.

I have also covered global, South Pacific regional and national issues in environment within the Pacific and elsewhere. I’m particularly proud of stories I did for my own newspaper, The Guardian Newspaper in UK, Earth Journalism Network and Islands Business Magazine on environment and biodiversity.

I wish to continue writing stories on the biodiversity in general, endemic species, land and marine ecosystem, climate change, conservation, gender and related issues especially in the South Pacific with specific references to the Melanesian region.




Area of Environmental Journalism Interest
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Oceans
Additional Areas of Environmental Journalism Interest

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