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Friday, November 19, 2010
A dispute over Fiji Water between politicians has led to a resignation, a deportation and plenty of speculation among Fiji's media outlets. On Wednesday, Fiji Live broke the story that the...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
APIA: New Zealand journalist John Campbell has fired another volley in his war of words with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi – accusing him of “schoolyard behaviour...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sofaia Koroitanoa SUVA: The Fiji Attorney-General and Minister of Communications has stressed media foreign ownership has been restricted in the country as the media plays a critical role and...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
APIA: Another letter from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to Campbell Live emerged yesterday. Addressed to producer Claudine McClean, the letter dated 15 November follows one...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Rebecca Leaver SYDNEY: The naked body of reporter Ardiansyah Matra’is was found, his arm tethered to a tree, in the Gudang Arang River in West Papua. He braved months of harassment for...
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Stanley Simpson SUVA: Fiji Times deputy editor Sophie Foster has resigned from the newspaper. Foster’s resignation this week follows the departure last month of editor Netani Rika....
Friday, November 5, 2010
Campbell Cooney PORT MORESBY: The US Secretary of State has warned Papua New Guinea to make a commitment to transparency and good governance in order to avoid a "resource curse". At a...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The United States decision to set up an aid base in Fiji is being welcomed by local commentators on Fijian issues.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Elenoa Baselala SUVA: The Fiji Television Group made a net profit after tax of $3.2 million for the year ending June 2010. This is an increase of over $2.5m - or 378 percent - when compared to last...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
While a four-day international Federation of Journalists-organised training workshop for media freedom monitors was under way in Apia last week, an intrepid “investigative” journalist...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Democracy in Fiji has been top-down where primarily the middle class and the wealthy elite have understood its true merits and values. Politicians, professionals, academics and civil society...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Roland Koroi SUVA: The chairman of the Fiji Media Development Authority, Professor Subramani, says it is presently setting up its infrastructure so that the authority could be fully operational...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Nasik Swami SUVA: A Suva-based  journalism educator says overseas media reports that the Fiji media was  running “dog and cat stories” and that there was a general decline...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
In spite of unproductive rhetoric and exhortation from both sides, the Fiji stand-off seems likely to continue. Gerald McGhie suggests an alternative mind-set.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Epeli Tukuwasa SUVA: The original copy of the legal document of Fiji’s independence - which was presented by Prince Charles to the Fiji government on the 10 October 1970 - is still not...