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AG says if it was a draconian Act, they would have used it to stop publication of Fiji Times and CFL daily for being biased
NFP labels Media Act as draconian

AG says if it was a draconian Act, they would have used it to stop publication of Fiji Times and CFL daily for being biased

NFP labels Media Act as draconian

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 29/07/2022

Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says not a single media organisation has been prosecuted under MIDA for supposedly having editorial problems.

Sayed-Khaiyum says yet the narrative by the Opposition in particular by National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad is that it is a draconian Act.

Speaking on the Media Industry Development Budget Amendment Bill, Professor Prasad says the Bill is like the Government sidelining somebody for going against the Government.

He says this Bill is also not good for media freedom in the country.

He adds it is misplaced and should be withdrawn as it has nothing to do with the budget as well.

The Media Industry Development (Budget Amendment) Bill 2022 has been passed in Parliament this afternoon.


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