Very sad news

Re: Ilia L. Likou

This is very sad news. My condolences to the family and to the Samoa Observer Group. Prime of her life. Her reports, especially of the E.F.K.S., sometimes annoyed me. 

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However, if journalists are annoying you with what they write, they are probably doing a good job because they are provoking debate, forcing answers, exposing things that would’ve remained hidden. 

In a developing country, you need journalists to put people in authority under pressure and I remember her getting banned from the Fale Iupeli opening because she did just that. Manuia lau malaga Ilia.

 

Petelo Suaniu 

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