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Hansard reporters ready for stint of experience in India

Tevita Vuibau
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

OLD school Hansard reporters in Fiji's parliament will have the benefits of state-of-the-art equipment when they commence work later this year.

Provided by the UNDP, the ForTheRecord (FTR) software will allow Hansard reporters to be more efficient in their work and also reduce the number of reams of paper used in parliament.

The reporters, who participated in a workshop with the UNDP this past week, will leave for India this Saturday to observe and experience first-hand the work of their counterparts in the world's biggest democracy.

Hansard reporters editor Serei Naicavu, who joined parliament as an assistant Hansard reporter in 1990, said they had been briefed on the new developments and their expected outcomes during the workshop.

"We'll move away from cassette recording and we will be going into this digital form of recording using the FTR software," Ms Naicavu said.

"This will give us greater efficiency and another advantage of this digital move is that we are looking at a paper-free parliament."

In closing the Hansard reporters workshop, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Hansard reporters had a vital role to play in parliamentary proceedings.








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