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Fiji charges newspaper, journalists with sedition

May 21, 2018 2:33 PM ET

New York, May 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Fiji authorities to drop sedition charges against the weekly Fiji Times, three newspaper executives, and an opinion columnist. A High Court judge tomorrow will make a final ruling in the case after a panel of three High...

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Fiji's emergency ends, but media oppression continues

January 11, 2012 4:26 PM ET

Fiji's military leadership on Saturday lifted emergency regulations it had been using to stymie the country's press since 2009, according to local government websites. Good news? Maybe. Yet the regime still restricts the media, and anyone else who dares to question the legitimacy of the 2006 coup that brought its...

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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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