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The special edition on ‘Media and Democracy in Fiji’ of Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji is an engaging collection of articles of diverse quality presented in varying degrees of intellectual temperaments, some with political passion...
On 10 April 2009, a military backed regime wrested total control of the Fiji Islands in what was arguably a fifth coup and imposed martial law. The then President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, abrogated the 1997 Constitution and dismissed the judiciary in...
The editor describes this book as a first ever attempt to map the impact of the internet on key aspects of governance within Asia: democratisation, e-government, cybersecurity and terrorism, technical coordination, internet policy and regulation....
"In reading Media Minefield, the first sentence of the book The Journalists and the Murderer kept running through my head: 'Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally  ...
For much of the past century there was broad acceptance of the stark contrast between the state’s involvement in the regulation of the content of broadcasting and its laissez-faire relationship with the columns of the press. The ‘failed market’...
This article argues that the trends in state regulation, survelliance and control of the internet in Asia stand to effectively reduce political expression. A variety of international media watch and human rights organisations have noted that since...
'The Fiji Media Council is modelled very much on the Australian lines and we frequently draw on Australia for support and expertise. We are outspoken on media independence and freedom of expression yet we seek to work with Government.'

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