Fiji Time: 7:57 AM on Wednesday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Right to free speech

Shayal Devi
Monday, May 05, 2014

MEDIA freedom is paramount, says People's Democratic Party leader Felix Anthony.

Mr Anthony made the comment at the PDP AGM which was held in Lautoka last Saturday.

He spoke on the issue during an overview of the party's manifesto to be launched next month.

"The PDP recognises that freedom of information and media freedom are fundamental rights," he said.

"It also respects the media as a valuable development tool and believes that democratic governance is enhanced when the media plays its watchdog role as the 'fourth estate'."

The party aims to create a policy and legislative framework that upholds the public's right to information and the freedom of the media, "while at the same time requiring that the industry operates with integrity and transparency and media freedom is exercised responsibly to ensure fair, objective, non-partisan and accurate reporting".





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Australia applauds Fiji
  2. FLP mourns death of party member
  3. Memorial for former teacher
  4. Advice against unhealthy diets
  5. Aussies restore ties
  6. Relief for Westerners as rain falls
  7. Forgiveness and reconciliation to benefit vanua
  8. Police treat death of girl, 13, as murder
  9. Longer dry spell looms
  10. Ministry gets updates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ro Teimumu is Leader of the Opposition Wednesday (24 Sep)
  2. Mata apologises Wednesday (24 Sep)
  3. Luveni vacates her seat, Tuitubou is now an elected MP Wednesday (24 Sep)
  4. PM designates Cabinet portfolios Thursday (25 Sep)
  5. Our new Speaker Thursday (25 Sep)
  6. Moment of silence Thursday (25 Sep)
  7. Salary budget soon Thursday (25 Sep)
  8. PM's first official trip Wednesday (24 Sep)
  9. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  10. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)