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Media watch

Dawn Gibson
Monday, February 17, 2014

THE media in Fiji have gone through a lot of changes but they need to continue to highlight the needs of those around the country, especially in terms of balanced reporting.

This was the view of Emele Morgan, a participant at a workshop this week hosted by the Citizens' Constitutional Forum (CCF) on media advocacy in Fiji.

Ms Morgan, of Fiji Media Watch, said the country needed more workshops such as this so more people's voices could be heard and in a balanced light.

"This workshop was important because it brought together communication officers from various NGOs to meet members of mainstream media and find practical ways we can work together," Mr Morgan said.

"It is the role of the media to report on current events, so if there are workshops taking place that may be making a difference to people's perceptions and knowledge, it would be a positive move to report these events."

She said as the elections got closer, pressure was expected to build on what the role of the media was and how they could effectively keep people informed about everything.

"As the run-up to elections in September, it is to be expected that there will be different public lectures, debates, workshops and meetings whether informal or formal, regarding the responsibility of the media during elections.

"Many civil society organisations share a common foundation of promoting democratic values and working closely with marginalised communities or groups and the media needs to continue to ensure citizens are receiving information that is a result of balanced news reporting."








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