EDITORIAL: Media and free expression

  • David Robie
Keywords: editorials, Fiji, Fiji Daily Post, Freedom of expression, media freedom, newspapers


When rumours abounded in December 1998 about the impending sale of Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier, arguably the best daily newspaper in the South Pacific, to a consortium headed by a crony Prime Minister Bill Skate  the Port Moresby media world was in a spin. It turned out to be a false alarm. However, when controlling shares in the long-struggling Fiji Daily Post were abruptly sold in Feburary 1999 to the Fiji Government, it was a different story. Protests from other media organisations were also strong—but too late. 


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Robie, D. (1999). EDITORIAL: Media and free expression. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 5(1), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v5i1.637

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