OUTGOING FIJI SUN EDITOR WAQA-BOGIDRAU OFF TO EAST-WEST CENTER AND UNIVERSITY

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (August 5, 2001 - Pacific Media Watch)---Outgoing Fiji Sun acting editor Wainikiti Waqa-Bogidrau, who last year won four gold medals for academic excellence at the University of the South Pacific, flies to Hawai’i today to pursue further studies, the Sun reports.

Ms. Bogidrau will study for a master of arts (public policy) degree at the University of Hawai'i under a U.S. State Department scholarship administered by the Honolulu-based East-West Center.

The scholarship is for three years.

Ms. Bogidrau has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of the South Pacific, with a major in population studies and sociology.

She graduated last year - becoming the first Fiji Islander to receive four gold medals for academic excellence from USP [including the Vice Chancellor's gold medal for the best all-around female graduate in academic performance and service to the community].

She joined the Sun in February as acting editor after resigning from the Daily Post, where she was chief sub-editor.

Ms. Bogidrau started her journalism career at Radio Fiji in 1990 and later worked at the Fiji Times.

She is married to Captain Setareki Bogidrau of the Fiji Military Forces' Third Infantry Regiment. The couple has one daughter.

The Sun's chief-of-staff, Samisoni Pareti, has succeeded Ms Bogidrau as the newspaper's acting editor.

Title -- 3308 MEDIA: Sun editor off to Hawai’i Date -- 5 August 2001 Byline – None Origin -- Pacific Media Watch Source -- The (Fiji) Sun, 5/8/1 Copyright – FS Status -- Unabridged

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