Media by decree
The compliant FBC reporting: Fiji Media Decree now in Force.
The Suva junta's media decree to consolidate their control over the press is not just going to affect the Aussie owners of the Fiji Times and their proprietorship.
It's not that Fiji Live wasn't aware:Fiji Live still continues in my RSS feeds so it is still going despite the reluctance to comply with the bullying and intimidation.
This afternoon reporting on the media industry development authority - part of the continuing insanity that passes for governance - and I have to note here that our little mate, NZ lawyer Christopher Pryde is on it. Why the (purported) Solicitor-General should be on a media ministry just underscores how few people they have to carry the regime and how desperate they have become.
The regime is moving against its enemies and there will be even less of a free press to say anything about it. Not that RNZ is doing such a flash job itself:Where is the background here?
One of the people to be arrested in coup No.5 - last year's one when the regime abrogated the constitution - was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji (the NZ High Commission is in the same building). The RBF is now under the control of the dictatorship and the charges against Chaudhry are being laid by the RBF. It's a total crock - there's no confidence in justice dispensed by an unconstitutional judicial system run by a military goon squad and corrupted lawyers.
Labels: Fiji: Coup 5.0