Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 11:41 PM on Wednesday 3 September

/ Front page / News

No prejudice, says Times amid claims of bias

Nasik Swami
Friday, June 13, 2014

THE Fiji Times believes in being fair and unbiased.

This was the newspaper's editor-in-chief and publisher Fred Wesley's comment in response to allegations made by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama at the launch of his party office yesterday, claiming the media organisation's journalistic standards were not only "unprofessional" but "blatantly biased".

Wesley said the newspaper reported without prejudice.

"The Fiji Times believes in being fair, unbiased and reporting on the country's development and the coming election without prejudice," he said.

"We offer every political party an equal opportunity to voice their opinions."

He said the newspaper also stood by its reporters.

Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama alleged The Fiji Times sought to distort facts, manipulate figures and blatantly print misleading headlines and stories.

"If they have a political bias, they need to declare it. In the meantime, I urge all Fijians to get other sources of information other than the distorted views of The Fiji Times."

He claimed many senior journalists and associates of the organisation, through social media and other forums, spread misinformation and were anti-government.


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. 45 detained
  2. Teen's ice bucket death
  3. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers
  4. Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
  5. Ban assures Fiji
  6. Accident claims another life
  7. Suburb housing project offers 210 flats
  8. Family dispute leaves one dead, two in hospital
  9. UN demands release of captured Fijian soldiers
  10. Unique desserts shop opens

Top Stories this Week

  1. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  2. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  3. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  5. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  8. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  10. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)