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Media Freedom in Fiji: Journalism challenges facing Wansolwara, an independent, campus-based newspaper

Drugunalevu, Eliki N and Manarae, Irene (2015) Media Freedom in Fiji: Journalism challenges facing Wansolwara, an independent, campus-based newspaper. Pacific Journalism Review, 21 (1). pp. 151-163. ISSN 1023-9499

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    Abstract

    This article is a case study of Wansolwara, the University of the South Pacific (USP) journalism programme student training newspaper. The article compares the outcomes of Wansolwara's coverage of the 2000 and 2006 Fiji coups in relation to student learning and an alternative media voice in a climate of restrictions. Interviews with student journalists and lecturers involved in the coup coverage indicate that Wansolwara's status as a campus-based newspaper has been a strategic benefit in filling some gaps in mainstream media reporting, besides providing students with empowering learning experiences. The case study illustrates the importance of an independent, campus-based newspaper somewhat less restrained by commercial pressures and less exposed to direct state coercion.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
    Depositing User: Eliki Drugunalevu
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 16:20
    Last Modified: 25 May 2016 12:05
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8372
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