|Pacific Media Watch|
Interim PM slams media
Title -- 5324 FIJI: Interim PM slams media
Date -- 25 February 2008
Byline -- None
Origin -- Pacific Media Watch
Source -- Radio NZ International 25/02/08
Copyright - RNZI
Status -- Unabridged
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FIJI'S INTERIM PM SLAMS MEDIA
SUVA (RNZI Online/Pacific Media Watch): Fijis interim Prime Minister has hit out at the media, saying it fails to get the basics of journalistic ethics right.
At a media conference, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said the media in Fiji deliberately spread misinformation.
He said the media trotted out the usual suspects to incite people over indigenous issues and rights
Despite repeated attempts by the Government to explain the reasons for taking certain measures for the improvement of the nation, the media still misconstrues, by deliberately ignoring the ethics of a responsible media organisation.
Commodore Bainimarama says the media should not be fooled and swayed by people who have an axe to grind with the government.
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