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Publishing and printing in Vanuatu primarily consists of the various newspapers and a few small, independent publishing houses such as Blackstone Publishing which focuses on publishing works on women in the Pacific. Most school textbooks are purchased abroad, usually from large educational publishers operating out of Australia and New Zealand including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Macmillan. A number of initiatives on the national and regional levels have taken place since 2010. The University of South Pacific established its publishing arm USP Press in 2011, researching and writing on issues relating to the Pacific Islands. Learning Media Limited, a New Zealand-based publisher of Pacific-language educational materials, has been working with the Vanuatu Literacy Education Project (VANLEP) to provide quality reading books for primary schools.
Trade representation for publishers and printers in Vanuatu is limited to the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), which promotes freedom of the press and co-operation between media organisations. Oxfam New Zealand works with the Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association (VRDTCA) to help young people’s education.
Vanuatu is not listed on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for intellectual property protection. However, nearby country Australia is listed 19 out of 144 countries with a score of 5.3 out of 7.0 for protection of its intellectual property. New Zealand is ranked 3 out of 144 countries with a score of 6.1.
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has a campus in Vanuatu which is situated in Port Vila. A small percentage of the youth population of Vanuatu are enrolled at USP. The country also has several colleges including: Agricultural College and Maritime College, as well as colleges for training nurses, teachers and the police force. The literacy rate for teenagers and young adults is 34% (2004) due to poverty and low school standards.
Vanuatu has a small printing industry, with Colorite Graphics Printers being the major printer in Vanuatu. The company is the largest on the islands and offers a vast variety of printing solutions. Ricoh Vanuatu is also a local dealer for Ricoh printers, photocopiers, computer and IT solutions. Whist the head office is located in Auckland, New Zealand; the company offers multiple solutions throughout the country.
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