Fiji Time: 9:07 AM on Thursday 8 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. McKee's with Fiji
  2. Ganilau a nominee
  3. Big game
  4. 715 West teachers receive OHS, first aid training
  5. Vanuabalavu Day Festival draws support
  6. Dengue warning
  7. Plan for 8-storey complex
  8. Break-ins spark bid for private security
  9. Global economy talks
  10. Tax Bill hiccup

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  6. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  7. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  8. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  9. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)