Political blogs on Fiji: A ‘cybernet democracy’ case study

  • Crosbie Walsh
Keywords: blogging, censorship, conflict reporting, cybernet democracy, digital democracy, Fiji coups, freedom of expression


Political blogging in politically unstable and repressive countries has been seen as a form of cybernet democracy. This research article examines this claim in post-coup Fiji in the wake of the 2006 military takeover, details the author’s experiences with blogging, comments on the Fiji blogosphere in a climate of conflict, and attempts an analysis of the overall pro and anti-government blog landscape that involves more than 70 political blogs. Unlike earlier published research on Fiji blogs, it is an ‘insider’ view, written by an academic who is also a blog publisher—publishing Fiji As It Was, Is and Can Be (FAIW).


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Walsh, C. (2010). Political blogs on Fiji: A ‘cybernet democracy’ case study. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 16(1), 154-177. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v16i1.1015