Pacific Media Centre Pacific Media Watch Pacific Journalism Review Pacific Scoop

Rabuka and the reporter

Volume 1, Issue 1

November, 1994

From page
20
to page
22
The Review (1994). Rabuka and the reporter. Pacific Journalism Review, 1(1): 20-22
Author(s): The Review
Publication date: 
November, 1994

Commentary: A controversy over a sexual liaison between Fiji prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and a Fiji Times journalist led to threats to deregister The Review -- the news magazine that broke the story. In Fiji, during March and April 1994, there was mixed reception about a controversial sex scandal cover story about Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka published in the monthly news magazine The Review. The revelation stunned readers; many were appalled by the fact that Rabuka preached about Christian ethics and a way of life for the country while allegedly committing adultery. 'However unsavoury the details, the story had to be told,' said The Review.