Interview with
Kathy Marks

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  • Published 20120130
  • ISBN: 9781921922008
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

You lived on Pitcairn Island while reporting on the 2004 child abuse trials. What was it like to be so close to the subject you were writing about?

KM: It was incredibly intense. I spent six weeks living in this little community of just fifty– odd people, surrounded by the men who were on trial and who I was writing about. It was very unusual and quite confronting. In fact, we did have confrontations, I and other journalists who were there – as we walked around the island, going to the shop and so on – would bump into these guys. They would often make accusations and sometimes make threats.

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