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More Young Fiji Sun Journalists Off To India For Further Education

More Young Fiji Sun Journalists Off To India For Further Education
High Commissioner of India to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal (left), with Fiji Sun news journalist Shahani Mala. , Fiji Sun digital journalist Roneel Karthik.
July 24
11:00 2017

Roneel Karthik and Shahani Mala part of our future: Publisher


Two more Fiji Sun journalists have won scholarships to study in India in a continuing partnership between the news company and the Indian High Commission.

Digital journalist Roneel Karthik, our online coordinator, has won a two-year scholarship to do his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the prestigious University of Delhi.

Mr Karthik is a University of Fiji graduate in commerce and information technology with a  post graduate diploma in business and administration from Massey University in New Zealand.

Shahani Mala, a news journalist with a diploma in journalism from Fiji National Uniiversity, has won a  three-year scholarship to do her Bachelor of Arts (BA). She will study at one of India’s biggest universities, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Both Mr Karthik and Ms Mala willl return to the Fiji Sun after graduation.

Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO Peter Lomas said: “Roneel and Shahani are two of our very best and brightest younger journalists. They will both play major roles in our future.

“Studying at such top Indian universities will be a transformative experience, both academically and in life experience.

“We’re most grateful to the Indian High Commission for being so continually supportive of our efforts to lift the standard of journalism through better education. We already have six Indian university graduates in our newsrooms. And two more are due back next month.”

Mr Karthik and Ms Mala were both farewelled by their Fiji Sun colleagues on Friday.

Mr Karthik said: “I will do justice to this scholarship I have received, and I would like to thank my parents for their love and support and all my friends and families.

“I will always be thankful to the Fiji Sun family for giving me the opportunity to prove myself as I had struggled a lot after return to Fiji after my graduation.”

Ms Mala, acknowledged the guidance she received from Mr Lomas, Managing Editor Training Nemani Delaibatiki, Managing Editor News Jyoti Pratibha, and Managing Editor Digital Rosi Doviverata.

Ms Mala highly acknowledged the Indian High Commission for giving her this learning opportunity

“I am looking forward to this new journey as I have heard so much about India and this scholarship from my workmates who went before me and by my lecturers, Maneesha Karan and Elia Vesikula.

“I am thankful to my family for their continuous support and especially my parents and my grandfather who has never let me down and has upheld my decisions.

“I would also like to thank my Fiji Sun Team who are like my family.”

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola



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