Fiji journalist Lice Movono talks to Café Pacific publisher David Robie while
preparing interviews for her media freedom podcast for Radio Australia's
Pacific Beat. IMAGE: Screenshot Café Pacific
Pacific Media Watch
RADIO Australia’s Pacific Beat reports on how Fiji has fared under the draconian Media Act that has restricted media freedom over the past decade and moves to change the law.
There are hopes that state-endorsed media censorship will stop in Fiji following last month’s change in government to the People’s Alliance-led coalition.
Reported by Fiji correspondent Lice Movono, the podcast outlines former Fiji Times editor-in-chief Netani Rika’s experiences of repression under the former FijiFirst government.
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But a change in government has also been reflected by a change in attitude towards the media.
It comes as the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation board has terminated the contract of FBC’s chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum amid reports that the CEO for the public broadcaster earned more money than the prime minister of the country.