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Report on media deemed seriously flawed
Title -- 5344 FIJI: Report on media deemed seriously flawed
Date -- 2 March 2008
Byline -- None
Origin -- Pacific Media Watch
Source -- Fijivillage.com 28/02/08
Copyright - FV
Status -- Unabridged
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REPORT ON FIJI MEDIA DEEMED SERIOUSLY FLAWED
SUVA (RNZI Online/Pacific Media Watch): A broadcaster in Fiji says a report about the media in Fiji is seriously flawed and no one should take it seriously.
The report, commissioned by the Fiji Human Rights Commission, and written by Dr Jim Anthony, recommends the interim government not renew work permits in the media industry.
The report says the relationship between the government and the media is broken, the media is run by eight Europeans, and that the media should be taxed to set up a tribunal to oversee it.
The managing director of Communications Fiji Ltd, William Parkinson, says the report is ridiculous.
"This report is just flawed in so many ways and inaccurate. It really is a joke, Once you read through it its just unbelieveable that anyone could produce this and expect it to be taken seriously.
William Parkinson says a seven percent tax to fund a tribunal would cripple the industry.
* Fiji's 'how to gag the media' report:
* The Anthony media report:
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