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Operation Wansolwara – a student journo’s video diary of the Fiji elections


Pacific Scoop’s Alistar Kata reflects on last week’s Fiji general election.

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Commentary – By Alistar Kata in Auckland

Kia ora, kia orana … My name is Alistar Kata, a student journalist from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology.

pacificfijielections logo 200wideWith the support and on behalf of the Pacific Media Centre and AUT I had the opportunity to cover the 2014 Fijian General Election.

I worked on an internship with the University of the South Pacific’s journalism newspaper Wansolwara for 2 weeks.

Right from the time we touched down in Fiji, there was this atmosphere of excitement mixed with the feeling that something big and fate-changing was going to happen.

On the way from Nausori Airport to our lodge, where we were staying, I saw at least 10 Fiji First advertisements and so as student journalists we were being thrown into this whole climate that had been built up leading up to the elections – the first democratic elections in 8 years since the 2006 military coup.

Watch her full commentary

Alistar Kata is studying towards her honours years of the Communication Studies programme at AUT University. She has just returned from an internship with Wansolwara and is a multimedia reporter for the Pacific Media Centre’s Pacific Scoop.

Pacific Scoop’s archive of stories by our student team covering the Fiji 2014 elections.