B4 Media censorship
The so-called “free and fair” September 2014 elections, the electoral system and the 2013 Constitution itself were manipulated by the Bainimarama Government, with Media Censorship as one of the most powerful tools. The media self-censorship continues today, unabated.
Fiji Elections 1 “Media bias against opposition parties. Need for other avenues for critical views.” 9 Sep. 2014.
“MIDA unaccountable while papers continue to censor” Sent to Ashwin Raj (Chairman, MIDA) and also as Open Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business) (sent 27 July 2014 (NOT PUBLISHED)
“Overt and covert media censorship in Fiji (Part II) USP Journalism educators under fire”. Development Policy Blog, 9 July 2014.
Overt and covert media censorship in Fiji (Part 1): the PIDF bungle (First published in Development Policy Blog (8 July 2014)
“Questions for MIDA and Ashwin Raj” also sent as Open Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business) 3 July 2014. (NOT PUBLISHED)
“Fiji’s Press Freedom Day: self-censorship continues” 7 May 2014
Fiji Media ownership constricting media freedom: what should journalist do?” Republika. 24 May 2013. Planned speech for USP Journalism Students’ celebration of UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day, USP. (Chief Guest removed from program by instruction from USP Management.
Fiji media moghuls quashing media independence. 7 Feb. 2013
Air of optimism, but media censorship continues. 4 July 2012.
“The military government’s media censorship and its own People’s Charter”. (various blogs 2010)
“Media censorship and a deeper darkness during Diwali” (Pacific Scoop, 12 December 2010).