Mara Jevera Fulmer

An Expat's Journal ~ Special Feature

Fiji Coup 2000 and Unrest - ARCHIVED Material


The Fiji Coup and Unrest

By David Robie, Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1)47-56
~ a
post-coup review, published September 2001

An archive of news stories, commentary, analysis, email and photos from May 19, 2000 and events that followed through September 2000.

Note to readers: While Fiji continues to suffer the disasterous affects of the overthrow of a democratically elected government and the violence that followed, shattering their economy, the people of Fiji are moving to rebuild their country and share in a debate on the best way to go about it. I will continue to update this section with major events which I hope will include the holding of national elections sometime in the near future. In the meantime, I leave this material online and offer it to you as an archive of the events beginning May 19th and generally returning to some semblance of peace by September. - MJF
At right: Speight sports some beard growth as he's taken to face charges in court. Fiji Village News Photo.
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Why this site?


News Archives: August 18-31 | August 7-17 | August 1-6 | July 27-31 | July 20-26 | July 16-19 | July 13-15 | July 10-12 | July 6-9 | July 1-5 | June 26-30 | June 22-25 | June 18-21 | June 15-17 | June 12-14 | June 9-11 | June 6-8 | June 3-5 | May 31-June 2 | May 28-30 | May 24-27 | May 22-23 | May 19-21

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Mara Jevera Fulmer, Principal Consultant

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Last Revision 09/04/2000



A Letter to Readers - mjf

Letters from Fiji

Satire in Times of Crisis?
(LGD is not responsible for the bad taste of the writers...)

Some friends & readers

Pat Craddock

Seona Smiles



8/13 - Speight faces charges - FVN

8/11 - Ligairi as Prisoner - BBC

8/11 - Speight as Prisoner - BBC

8/11 - Speight w/bandage - BBC

8/04 - Nukulau Island Prison - FijiLive

New Cabinet - BBC



USP Journalism (gagged site "mirror")
(This site dates to May 27th and is hosted by UN SIDS)

USP Journo Programme

Pacific Journalism Online (USP Journo student articles being hosted by UTS)

Cafe Pacific (David Robie - USP Journo professor's site)

Asia Pacific (David Robie's main page)

Wansolwara (being hosted by Looking Glass Design)

TALANOA Discussion (USP's Journo discussion page - still online at US server.)


Pacific Island Report

Fiji Live


Fiji Village News (FM96)


Sydney Morning Herald

New Zealand Herald

Australian Broadcasting Co.

The Australian



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images may not be reproduced without permission of artist

last revision December 13, 2009

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