Monday, January 31, 2011

[pima.nius] FIJI: New Fiji Times publisher Brian O'Flaherty takes helm

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Title – 7233 FIJI: New Fiji Times publisher Brian O'Flaherty takes helm
Date – 31 January 2011
Byline – Shalveen Chand
Origin – Pacific Media Watch
Source – The Fiji Times, 31/1/11
Copyright – FT
Status – Unabridged
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By Shalveen Chand

SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): Brian O'Flaherty is the new publisher of The Fiji Times.

The board of directors of The Fiji Times announced the appointment yesterday and said, O'Flaherty, 53, brings to the newspaper extensive knowledge and experience having worked previously in the media industry in Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

He first served as publisher of The Fiji Times between 1992 and 1996.

The board said: "With his background and experience Brian will be a great asset to take The Fiji Times to greater heights and provide our readers continued enjoyable reading and re-enforce the adage 'Fiji without The Fiji Times is unthinkable'. "

O'Flaherty said he was privileged to be back at the helm of The Fiji Times and looked forward to working with some familiar faces.

"It will also be challenging and I am confident I will rise above it," he said.

O'Flaherty's appointment as general manager/publisher is effective from today. He replaces Dallas Swinstead who has returned to Australia.

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