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Fiji's journalists should not be censored

December 6, 2011 12:20 PM ET

Dear Commodore Bainimarama: Five years after the military coup that brought you to power in Fiji, we note with concern the letter to you by Human Rights Watch and other organizations that was issued Friday. We would like to underscore their points on press freedom restrictions in Fiji.

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Fiji’s repressive media decree takes effect

June 28, 2010 4:15 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2010—A new Fijian media decree that formalizes repressive government control of the media could force the outspoken Fiji Times to close within three months, according to international news reports....

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Fiji’s draft media decree threatens long-term restrictions

April 7, 2010 3:24 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2010—Fiji’s military regime should withdraw a draft decree that would regulate media ownership and news content, while authorizing the imposition of fines and prison terms for violations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Censorship continues to suppress Fiji's media

May 13, 2009 2:44 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2009--Fiji's military government, which has been questioning several local journalists in custody, should immediately rescind emergency regulations censoring the island nation's media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Fiji should halt censorship and media expulsions

April 13, 2009 3:47 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2009--Fiji's interim government must relax its reporting restrictions after the government declared a 30-day state of emergency on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three foreign reporters have since been ordered to be deported and one local journalist detained, according to international news reports,...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Asia Developments

February 10, 2009 12:49 AM ET

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Australian newspaper executive expelled from Fiji

May 2, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the deportation of the Australian manager of leading daily Fiji Times by the interim military government of Fiji today....

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Fiji: Media refuse to bow to military censorship

December 7, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists today congratulated the media in Fiji for successfully resisting censorship attempts by the leaders of Tuesday’s military coup. Executives from the daily Fiji Times newspaper, Fiji TV and two radio stations, Radio Fiji and FM 96, refused to comply with orders...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Asia Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

The vicious murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan focused international attention on the dangers faced by journalists covering the U.S. "war on terror," yet most attacks on journalists in Asia happened far from the eyes of the international press. In countries such as Bangladesh and the...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Fiji

March 31, 2003 12:07 PM ET

Fiji's diverse and energetic media have remained strong despite ongoing political instability in the country. Tensions between indigenous Fijians and the ethnic Indian population dominate political and social life and are often played out in the media, which include several English- and Hindi-language newspapers, the partially privatized Fiji TV, and...

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