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A photographer's date with a nuclear death

Volume 2, Issue 1

November, 1995

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Robie, D. (1995). A photographer's date with a nuclear death. Pacific Journalism Review, 2(1): 132-139.
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
November, 1995

President Jacques Chirac's controversial final round of nuclear tests at Moruroa and Fangataufa atolls in 1995 unleashed an unprecedented storm of international protest. And dilemmas for journalists covering the riots in Papeete and the junkets by French authorities. The Vanuatu government banned news reports on protests. A journalist on board the original environmental campaign ship Rainbow Warrior -- bombed by French secret agents a decade ago -- recalls the events. He was later arrested by the French military.