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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Mere Naleba SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): National Federation Party president Tupou Draunidalo is thankful that winning three seats in Parliament will allow the party to seek...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia / Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters without Borders and the New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre have called for Fiji to repeal its Media...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The New Zealand government and the French Embassy in Wellington were today called on at a vigil to put pressure on Indonesia to free two French journalists and their...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): A coalition of opposition parties has complained of multiple breaches including tampering and illegal removal of ballot boxes. Media Industry...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch have called for repeal of the Media Decree and...
Monday, September 22, 2014
AUCKLAND (RNZI / Pacific Media Watch / Café Pacific / Fiji Times): Many eyes are on Fiji's former military dictator and now elected prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, with hopes that...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
David Robie OPINION: IN THE END, it was no real surprise. For 2006 coup leader Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, who retired recently as the military strongman with the rank of rear admiral, it was a...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Fijian Media Association president Ricardo Morris today condemned the actions on social media of a radio host from Communications Fiji Limited. The host, who was not named, reportedly used...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
AUCKLAND ( Radio NZ International / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch):  The Paris-based global media freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has condemned the media blackout in...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PARIS (Reporters sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders condemns the drastic media blackout that Fiji’s government imposed for the past two days on today...
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...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch):  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been accused of allowing the secret installation of equipment that would enable spooks to tap into New Zealand's...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva SUVA (Republika / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): National and international media today challenged the Media Industry Development Authority chairman, Ashwin Raj,...
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
Avinesh Gopal SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): The main polling day for the Fiji general election is just three days away. With 591,095 registered voters, the 2014 election started two...