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Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum


Our funny man here at Asia Downunder, Riyaz is a very talented reporter bringing with him more than ten years of broadcast journalism experience. Riyaz is famous in Fiji from his role as senior reporter and presenter of Fiji Television's political show "Close Up" and is a much-loved face on our own programme.

Riyaz started his media career with Suva's FM96 moving on to the newly started Fiji television service in 1995.

During his time with Fiji television, Riyaz uncovered many major stories including the National Bank of Fiji scandal. He also covered numerous elections and high-powered conferences and meetings in Fiji and abroad.

Riyaz is a risk taker and the highlight of his career came during the Fiji coup of 2000 when under adverse pressure he and others at Fiji Television risked their lives to tell the world the truth about the political turmoil in Fiji.

Over the years Riyaz has won numerous awards including Fiji journalist of the year, Pacific Islands young journalist of the year and journalist of the year.

RIYAZ'S VITAL STATS:
FAV MOVIE:
Lawrence of Arabia
STAR SIGN: Libra
FAV FOOD: Anything Asian
OFTEN SEEN: Trying to make the ADU team laugh


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