Saturday, 21 November 2009

[creative-radio] Fiji: Suitcase Radio 89.2FM Reaches Vanua Levu!


Stop Press: Suitcase Radio 89.2FM Reaches Vanua Levu!

History was made when femLINKpacific's Northern rural correspondent, Adi
Vasu Chute and Generation Next Project Team Leader, Eta Rabuatoka joined
women and young women including Labasa's sole female town councillor,
Paulini cutting the blue ribbon "peace cutting" to commemorate the first
"suitcase radio" broadcast in the Northern Division.

The community broadcast brought to Labasa listeners within a 10 kilometre
radius from Wailevu to Bulileka and surrounding areas, women's stories
produced by femLINKpacific's correspondents and field staff in Vatukoula,
Ba, Nadi and Nausori as well as special features from the North including
an interview with Commissioner Northern explaining development priorities
for the Northern Division, including the "Look North Policy" and a health
feature with Sister Selina Waqa of the Ministry of Health. The broadcast
wrapped up with a lively yet emotional song performed by a number of
market vendors from the foothills of the Three Sisters mountain range.


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