Fiji's Jekyll and Hyde newspaper and the George Speight coup

Fiji May 2000 coup frontman George Speight ... now in prison for treason. Graphic: PMC

OPINION: On 15 December 2011, I graduated with a Masters in Communication Studies (MCS) from Auckland University of Technology. My thesis was based on research into George Speight’s coup of 2000 against the Mahendra Chaudhry government.

My choice of thesis was not very difficult, because as a former publisher of the Daily Post newspaper, I was aware that sections of Fiji media were not fair to Chaudhry’s government. I conducted comprehensive and in-depth content analyses of The Fiji Times during the one-year rule of Chaudhry government between May 1999 and May 2000.


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