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Controversial Close-Up

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Ofotalau, A. (2001). Controversial Close-Up. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 39-45.
Coverage of Crises 5/ Fiji Television coup programme transcript
Author(s): Alison Ofotalau
Publication date: 
September, 2001

Fiji Television's Close-Up programme on 28 May 2000 featured an outspoken media analysis of the [George Speight] insurrection and this led to an attack on the station's studio and offices by a mob of Speight supporters. This is a transcript of the discussion chaired by reporter Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and featuring political columnist Jone Dakuvula and Communications Fiji Ltd managing director William Parkinson. [The transcript was compiled by University of the South Pacific student journalist Alison Ofotalau for Pacific Journalism Online at USP and was widely republished by other media.]