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PDP assures media

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, July 13, 2014

MEDIA in Fiji is being restricted to report and investigate issues which really matter to people, says People's Democratic Party leader Felix Anthony.

The matter was raised by Mr Anthony in his delivery to party delegates when asked why he was using the media as a "punching bag". He said that was not his intention but instead was highlighting media freedom in Fiji.

"There has been media censorship and not only that when we give a statement we are told that you have to balance that with a response from government. That is not always the case when it is the other way around," said Mr Anthony.

"If you think that makes you a punching bag, I am sorry. But let me say this, I have never used the media as a punching bag. I have always maintained that we should have a free media and there should be no restrictions on the media by the government to say that you can't report anything that we can't respond to.

"And we have been told this by the media, you haven't told me this, but others have told me this. I have sent many press releases, there are many FTUC press releases that I have sent to you that you have not printed only because the government didn't respond."

PDP president Lynda Tabuya said the party wanted information to flow to the people so they too were kept in the loop.

"Please don't get us wrong, please don't take this the wrong way. It's not any media organisation that is doing that, you are being limited. We are fighting for your freedom too. PDP stands for media freedom," said Ms Tabuya.

Meanwhile, Adi Sivia Qoro was elected as the deputy leader of the party.








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