Fiji Time: 10:01 AM on Friday 9 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Focus on media's role

Shayal Devi
Friday, June 20, 2014

THE media plays an important role in transforming societal attitudes and sparking mind-set change on attitudes towards sexual orientation, says the Rainbow Pride Foundation.

This was one of the main issues raised by the foundation through an open letter released to all political parties and independent candidates this week.

"We call on media and political leaders to commit to the principle of free media, with a strong emphasis on human rights, social justice, balanced reporting and responsible journalism," the letter said.

"We also call on the State to protect the rights of individuals to freedom of speech, both online and in print and lift all forms of restrictions that prevent anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, to freely express their opinions with respect to the rights and reputations of others and discuss issues related to gender, sexuality and bodily autonomy."

The foundation also said educational institutions and social groups in Fiji were powerful social and cultural institutions in constructing gender identity.

"Formal and informal curriculums employed in schools shape children's understandings about gender and the performance of gendered identity."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 9 years on
  2. Tsunami warning after Solomons quake
  3. Young, no home and pregnant
  4. Labour wants justice served
  5. Drivers question LTA conduct
  6. Ferry sets its course
  7. Abuse of children 'a problem'
  8. Girl, 13, drowns
  9. Values and customs
  10. Senior citizens home receives new kitchen

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  3. Doctors reveal, heavy grog swipers require more drugs for surgery Saturday (03 Dec)
  4. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  5. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  7. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  8. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)