Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 11:29 PM on Thursday 31 July

/ 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. PM denies claims
  2. Protest over ads on cabs
  3. 4000 farmers 'idle'
  4. Converting turtle hunters
  5. Nadolo, the X factor
  6. CORRECTION
  7. Tab on bad cabbies
  8. Climate change inspires Ram
  9. Health worry
  10. Agriculture contribution drops

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  6. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  7. Million-dollar man Saturday (26 Jul)
  8. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)
  9. Iliesa Delana explains Wednesday (30 Jul)
  10. Help for illegal Fijians Tuesday (29 Jul)