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Frontline reporters: A students' internet coup

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Robie, D. (2001). Frontline reporters: A students' internet coup. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 47-56.
Coverage of crises 6
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
September, 2001

Hours after a mob attached Fiji Television and cut transmission for almost 48 hours, the University of the South Pacific pulled the plug on the website, fearing a similar raid on the sprawling Laucala campus. Undaunted, the students were offered an alternative site hosted by the Department of Social Communication and Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, and carried on unfazed.