Controversial Close-Up

Coverage of Crises 5/ Fiji Television coup programme transcript

  • Alison Ofotalau
Keywords: Fiji coups, Fiji Television, George Speight, media freedom, political journalism


Fiji Television's Close-Up programme on 28 May 2000 featured an outspoken media analysis of the [George Speight] insurrection and this led to an attack on the station's studio and offices by a mob of Speight supporters. This is a transcript of the discussion chaired by reporter Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and featuring political columnist Jone Dakuvula and Communications Fiji Ltd managing director William Parkinson. [The transcript was compiled by University of the South Pacific student journalist Alison Ofotalau for Pacific Journalism Online at USP and was widely republished by other media.]


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Ofotalau, A. (2001). Controversial Close-Up: Coverage of Crises 5/ Fiji Television coup programme transcript. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 7(1), 39-45.