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Deo distances herself from US comments

Newspaper article “sensationalised and irresponsible journalism” Jyoti pratibha Nadi Aspiring politician and activist Roshika Deo has been quoted by one of the leading American newspaper the Des Moines Register saying
24 Mar 2014 11:37
Newspaper article “sensationalised and irresponsible journalism”
Jyoti pratibha
Nadi
Aspiring politician and activist Roshika Deo has been quoted by one of the leading American newspaper the Des Moines Register saying that women in Fiji fear travelling in taxis, fearing they will be raped.
Ms Deo now denies making these comments to the media, adding that this shows the “the level of American journalism”.
“The article in question is an example of a sensationalised and irresponsible journalism. I have registered my disappointment with the writer, the management of the exchange programme and the US dept of State at the manner the article has been presented out of context resulting in misquotes and misinformation,” she said.
The newspaper quoted her further saying that the upcoming general elections would “not be free and fair.” Ms Deo was in America to receive an award after after being named one of the ten 2014  International Women of Courage by the Americans. The newspaper quoted her saying that the “only reason the election is taking place is because the country has been suffering from sanctions, has been suspended from the Commonwealth of Nations and the European Union has halted much of the nation’s funding”. 
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