FBC more than a public broadcaster says PM
November 9, 2019 1:43 pm
The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has commended the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation on this place in Fiji’s history.
Speaking last night at the FBC’s 65th birthday, Bainimarama acknowledged the public broadcaster’s role in being the voice of Fijians for more than six decades.
“From generation-defining events to the smaller sagas that make up the day to day life of our people, the FBC has been there telling out stories and writing the first draft of Fijian history, whether its announcing birthdays, sharing commiserations, busting hoaxes or speaking to the life changes benefits of development, 65 years on from its inception, the FBC is more than a public broadcaster.”
A sentiment shared by the Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau who recollected how growing up, the FBC was simply a part of everyone’s day, a must listen too for communities far and wide across the country.
“Dinner was prepared, you had dinner early and then you congregated to the house where the radio was working and the whole village gathered there to listen. Now they didn’t have any Fijian records those days, so they used to ask villagers or groups to come and entertain live on radio and they used to come.”
The Prime Minister also launched FBC’s new logo.
FBC’s CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the logo designed in-house by a multi-skilled talented team is a contemporary corporate concept that unifies Fiji’s roots with a new modern twist while symbolizing the company’s core operations and representing the reach to all Fijians in an equal and unified country.