16 Apr 2009

Samoa newspaper group hires Australian journalist deported from Fiji

10:56 am on 16 April 2009


Samoa's only daily newspaper has hired the former Publisher and CEO of the Fiji Sun newspaper, Russell Hunter, who was deported from Fiji last year by the illegal interim government of Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Mr Hunter joins the Samoa Observer newspaper group as the Development Editor a position previously held by another overseas veteran journalist, Peter Lomas.

He told the Samoa Observer that in fact Fiji could learn a lot from Samoa because it is increasingly regarded in the region as having a progressive government in relations with the media.