Fiji Time: 12:26 AM on Sunday 1 March

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. Hong Kong 7s - A brief look back at how the tournament has changed in 40 years
  2. Porn a form of violence
  3. Human sexuality
  4. Fear and pain
  5. NRL: Seven debutants set to take field
  6. Ten-year dream becomes reality for Mercer
  7. Fruit fly find raises total to eight
  8. FEA awards company with gensets project
  9. Reds fall short against Highlanders
  10. Relocation query

Top Stories this Week

  1. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  2. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  4. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  5. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  6. Bainimarama: Expect the rise Monday (23 Feb)
  7. JPs in corrupt practice Monday (23 Feb)
  8. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  9. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)