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Radio Djiido turns ten

Volume 4, Issue 1

November, 1997

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Seneviratne, K. (1997). Radio Djiido turns ten. Pacific Journalism Review, 4(1): 140-142.
Author(s): Kalinga Seneriratne
Publication date: 
November, 1997

Although its mission is to be the Kanak people's voice, Radio Djiido broadcasts news and commentry in French. This use of the colonial language to further an indigenous cause might appear odd, but the reason is purely pragmatic— there are 32 different Kanak languages.