Tukai Lag­o­ni­lakeba, Nadi

Fiji Sun - - Comment - Feed­back: jy­otip@fi­jisun.com.fj

For many ob­vi­ous rea­sons peo­ple will write to ex­press their opin­ions in your letters to the edi­tor col­umn and from my view point they are; 1] Mainly be­cause the Fiji Sun has a big­ger circulation reach to the many read­ers through­out the coun­try.

2] It is be­cause you are giv­ing the writer their free­dom and the op­por­tu­nity to ex­press their feel­ings freely on cer­tain is­sues they feel important about at na­tional level or from a per­sonal experience good or bad which they will want to share so that oth­ers may take some pos­i­tives from in the process.

3] The letters must be simple, fac­tual, well re­searched and sen­si­bly easy to di­gest in or­der you get your mes­sage across to your au­di­ence through very simple English ap­pli­ca­tions and ter­mi­nolo­gies mak­ing it easy for them to un­der­stand and en­joy read­ing it.

4] It is very important for writ­ers to un­der­stand that if ones let­ter is put through a class room of 100 peo­ple there will also ac­cord­ingly be 100 dif­fer­ent in­ter­pre­ta­tions to its mean­ings; it is sim­ply be­cause that is how they see it from their own per­spec­tive and it must be clear cut, con­struc­tive and rel­e­vant to the is­sue or point.

An ad­vice to my fel­low writ­ers, please do not give up if your let­ter is not printed but keep writ­ing, it will get printed one day. In­ter­est­ingly many read­ers from around the coun­try tell me that they only buy the Fiji Sun to only read the front page, letters to the edi­tor and the sports news be­cause that kick starts their day.

As ar­dent crit­ics, we pro­vide a dif­fer­ence in views to your opin­ions col­umn and your news­pa­per. I would also like to one day see the Fiji Sun in­clude a one page letters to the edi­tor trans­la­tion in the itaukei and Hindustan ver­nac­u­lar for the con­ve­nience of oth­ers; it will cer­tainly make Fiji Sun more pop­u­lar. I am per­son­ally grate­ful to the spon­sors from Courts mega store Fiji wide and to your news pa­per for the op­por­tu­nity, the made in In­dia Mi­cro­max phone is cer­tainly a bonus.

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