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NZ academic backs Fiji regimes role in culture change

NZ academic backs Fiji regimes role in culture change

Updated 12 November 2012, 12:39 AEST

An outspoken Indo-Fijian academic, and former media owner, has given his support to the interim regime's efforts to change the country's culture.

Thakur Ranjit Singh is a former Fiji Daily Post publisher and an Indo-Fijian political commentator, who now lives in New Zealand.

Since 2006 Mr Singh's comments that Fiji's media is part of the reason the country kept having coups, and his support of the interim government, has seen him repeatedly attacked by those who oppose it, and led to him being described as a coup apologist.

Recently he published an article that looks at the island nation's coup culture since 1987 and the impact of the media there, and it's likely it will result him becoming a target once more.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Thakur Ranjit Singh, Fiji academic

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Campbell joined the ABC in 1997 and has been reporting as Radio Australia’s Pacific Correspondent since 2006.

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