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Fiji Coups

Sunday, September 21, 2014
SUVA (Repúblika / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji’s once military dictator is today a democratically elected Prime Minister. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama claimed...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Mads Anneberg SUVA (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The last ballot papers for the Fiji general election left the government printery in Suva today.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Serafina Silaitoga and Repeka Nasiko SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Cane cutters walked for many kilometres to the nearest polling station today to cast their votes as pre-polling...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Anna Majavu A group of AUT Asia-Pacific journalism students from Denmark and New Zealand is setting up a news bureau to cover the Fiji elections.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Pacific Media Centre Online Fiji Elections 2014 editor Thomas Carnegie backgrounds the new Fiji electoral system. BACKGROUNDER: With the first Fiji general election since the 2006 coup less than...
Saturday, August 9, 2014
AUCKLAND (Fiji Times / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Three out of five Fiji Islanders want to see coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama elected as prime minister next month, according to a new...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International):  Rear-Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama is being investigated by the Fijian police for breaching his own election-related military...
Monday, April 14, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Another opposition party in Fiji has warned that things are not free and fair in Fiji and that the democratic elections in September...
Friday, September 6, 2013
SUVA (Fiji Women's Rights Movement / Pacific Media Watch): Fourteen Fijians were arrested in Suva today for a silent protest outside the President’s official residence and were later...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the release of Fiji’s new constitution is a “positive step, even if it is not...
Friday, July 5, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / The Nation): The leader of Fiji’s first two coups and a former elected prime minister who ushered in the 1997 constitution, Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka, admits...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): Fiji is at a critical juncture in its history, with an opportunity to build an inclusive and a non-racist society, says a leading economist.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
SUVA (Pacific Scoop / Republika / Pacific Media Watch): A Fiji academic has partly blamed the “corporate” owners of news media in the country in effectively silencing the media in a...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Rohit Deo SUVA (Fijivillage.com /Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's 1987 coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka says that it is up to the people of the country to forgive him for his actions. A young woman...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Graham Davis COMMENTARY: The 26th anniversary of the first 1987 Coup has revived some traumatic memories for many of us who lived through it – the shock, the air of menace, the violence, the...