CALLS have been made for journalists to report on issues that seem to be controversial.
The call comes ahead of a panel of discussion today at the University of the South Pacific (USP).
The panel discussion is jointly convened by the USP's School of Government, Development and International Affairs, Faculty of Business and Economics and the Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM).
Other women's groups like the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre will also be actively involved in the discussion.
Speaking from Melbourne yesterday, centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the discussions today would be significant to the constitution consultation process currently taking place in Fiji.
"This is a very important discussion and I hope the media will play its role in publishing some issues raised by the speakers," Ms Ali said.
"The people need to be aware of what these people will bring to the table."
Members of the public have been coming forward with their submissions for the new constitution.
The three-hour session will be chaired by Constitution Commission chairman Professor Yash Ghai.
The subjects include women's participation in constitution-making and the South African experience.
The commission will also be present to hear submissions from the public.
Prof Ghai will also launch the book Listening to the People of Fiji.
The discussions begin at 6pm.