Keynote address by Ricardo Morris at the Pacific Journalism Review 20th Anniversary Conference, AUT University, Auckland 28 November 2014 Kia ora tātou, ni sa bula vinaka, good morning. I’m humbled and inspired to be standing here in front of such
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at a thanksgiving service this morning claimed victory for his FijiFirst party saying they had secured 32 seats in Fiji’s 50-seat parliament. An estimated 4000 people attended the service at the National Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva.
By Mads Anneberg Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem today said he had still not received a formal complaint from the opposition parties on their claims of election fraud. He left no doubt of his attitude towards the claims. “Very soon
Leaders of the five major opposition parties in Fiji have signed a joint statement saying they “will not accept the outcome of the general election.” SODELPA, NFP, PDP, One Fiji Party and Fiji Labour Party said they reject the result
VOTE COUNT UPDATE While the results are provisional at this stage, it is quite clear that the people of Fiji have given Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama a democratic mandate with his FijiFirst party polling way ahead of the opposition Social Democratic
STATEMENT FROM FIJI’S MEDIA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY The Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) is pleased to announce that a total of 450 local and international media personnel (a total of 413 local media, 37 international media including 4 international freelance
By Mads Anneberg National and international media today questioned the Media Industry Development Authority chairman, Ashwin Raj, about road safety billboards that feature Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the national flag – a portion of which is also his party’s logo.
By MADS ANNEBERG Both the United Nations and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama have now confirmed that the 45 Fijian peacekeepers have been released and are all unharmed. At a press conference this morning in Suva, Bainimarama said all 45 soldiers
By MADS ANNEBERG Repúblika Election Intern The UN and Fiji’s government have now contradicted claims by the military that the 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers being held in Syria are soon to be released. At a press conference this morning, Fiji’s
By Professor SATENDRA NANDAN Special to Repúblika In the political maelstrom that Fiji’s islands and individuals will suffer in the next couple of months, more than freedom of the press will take a severe battering. And not always for the better. In