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Media and the coup

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Pareti, S. (2001). Media and the coup. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 35-38.
Coverage of crises 4
Author(s): Samisoni Pareti
Publication date: 
September, 2001

The accessibility of key players during the crisis was helped in no small measure by the availability of mobile telephones. Thirteen years ago, Vodaphone was yet to exist. During the crisis, Speight, Tarakinikini and others were just a phone call away.