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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Silina Navuso SUVA (Fiji Television / Pacific Media Watch): Anyone found in breach of tomorrow’s media blackout period faces a possible fine of up to $50,000 or 10 years in prison – or...
Monday, September 15, 2014
JAKARTA (Australian Associated Press / Pacific Media Watch / WikiLeaks): Award-winning US journalist Allan Nairn has temporarily escaped a five-year jail sentence in an Indonesian prison after the...
Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The 48-hour media blackout on political news before Fiji’s polling day on Wednesday has “unduly harsh” penalties and is designed...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva": A field in Valelevu outside Suva was on Saturday turned into a carnival-like rally for Fiji First with entertainment, hot dog stands and a Ferris wheel.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ritika Pratap SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation News / Pacific Media Watch): Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has for the first time revealed the names of people he claims were behind the...
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Paris-based media freedom advocacy organisation Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre have condemned threats and intimidation against political reporters covering Fiji...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Mads Anneberg SUVA (Republika / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Both the United Nations and Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama have now confirmed that the 45 captive Fijian peacekeepers...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Political reporters covering Fiji’s first parliamentary election campaign since a coup d’état in 2006 are being...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Two reports on the Fiji elections and the fate of the 45 captive Fiji peacekeeping soldiers held by Islamist militants in Syria have been filed...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch): The Media Industry and Development Authority is appealing to all Fijians to refrain from using the media, including social media, to...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Thomas Carnegie AUCKLAND (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): Fijian youth are engaging strongly with the upcoming election, says a New Zealand student journalist in Fiji to report on the...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
SUVA (Fijian Media Association/Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian Media Association has strongly condemned the reported threats being made against Fiji Sun journalist Jyoti Pratibha and Fiji...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva Private Iva Senibiu, 30, has never voted before. So she looked happy today when she put her ballot in the box in Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Suva.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie An organisation promoting human rights has sent letters to Fiji's major political parties, calling on them to make human rights issues central to their campaigns for the...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie Parliamentary seats in Fiji’s proportional voting system will be allocated through a mathematical formula called the D’Hondt method.