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Adi Anaseini Civavonovono – PCF Intern statement

News 20 Jul 2018

“I am a student at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Politics. I was raised to be fearless and felt that politics and journalism was the perfect combination, despite my parents’ plea to pursue a career in ‘secure’ fields such as economics. Studying politics has made me realise that while it’s important to be aware of the issues in Fiji, it’s also important to consider how our country’s political decisions will affect the Pacific region as a whole.

“My decision to take up journalism was solidified from being an avid follower of Al Jazeera Plus. I have immense respect for journalists and reporters in war-torn countries who still go about their work. It’s that kind of commitment and dedication I want to put in when I start working in the industry.

“The PCF internship has been a great opportunity for me to learn from the big New Zealand media organisations. I’m thankful for all the journalists who took the time to share their advice on what it takes to have stamina in the industry. My goal now is to finish my studies and transition into a graduate role as a journalist, either here in Fiji or in New Zealand.”

I am a student at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Politics. I was raised to be fearless and felt that politics and journalism was the perfect combination, despite my parents’ plea to pursue a career in ‘secure’ fields such as economics.