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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.

“The work and power of professors and journalists” (21 December 2014)

“Is MIDA an oxymoron: Letter to MIDA Chairman and Letters to the Editor” (21 Dec. 2014)

“MIDA Chairman changes his tune”. 19 Nov. 2014.

Reply to Jyoti Pratibha comment on Wadan Narsey”Letter to Editor (Fiji Sun, Ashwin Raj) (sent 12 November 2014) (not published)

Fiji Elections 1    “Media bias against opposition parties.  Need for other avenues for critical views.” 9 Sep. 2014.

“Khaiyum on economists not being analytical”. Letter to Editor (Fiji Times, Fiji Sun), 26 Aug 2014. (NOT PUBLISHED)

“A manual for journalists to ask analytical questions, as recommended by Khaiyum“. 24 August 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)

“MIDA Chairman demands transparency from mainstream media editors” (sent 20 July 2014). (NOT PUBLISHED)

“MIDA Chairman and newspaper editorial policy on Letters to the Editor” 16 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

Impact of Media Censorship on Narsey articles (note for MIDA Chairman) (28 March 2014)

The MIDA Chairman (Mr Ashwin Raj) and Media Censorship Professor Wadan Narsey (13 April 2014)

MIDA, kerosene and water: what of other racisms. Part I and II. 7 April 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.

What the Fiji Sun refused to publish: Dodgy Australians and Kiwis abroad. 

Dodgy Australians and Kiwis abroad.

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).

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