AIBD commends the restoration of media freedom in Fiji

AIBD commends the restoration of media freedom in Fiji

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 03/08/2023
[Image: Fiji Government]

It’s wonderful to see that under the leadership of the new Government, “media freedom” in Fiji has finally been restored and journalists are able to carry out their duties without any restrictions.

This was highlighted by Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) CEO and Secretariat-Director, Philomena Gnanapragasam during her first official visit to Fiji this week.

Gnanapragasam says it is also great to see people are able to exercise their right to “freedom of expression” in the democratic society of Fiji.

She says AIBD would like to collaborate with Fiji through opportunities aimed at the development of digital broadcasting technology and Fiji’s information and media sector.

She adds AIBD’s work towards women’s leadership and empowerment through training programs is also an area of potential cooperation with Fiji.

Gnanapragasam says her visit to Fiji is an opportunity to meet with the representatives of various media organisations for mutual cooperation.

In welcoming the delegation, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lenora Qereqeretabua acknowledged AIBD’s commitment to work with Fiji primarily in areas of media industry development, capacity building and training, women’s leadership and development.

She also welcomed the AIBD’s interest to host the 2024 AIBD General Conference in Fiji and also provide training and awareness programs on the importance of media and their role in the national development.

Meanwhile, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Advisor from New Zealand, Dr Amal Punchihewa also joined in the meeting.

The discussions focused on new partnership initiatives through which AIBD can support Fiji Government’s national needs and priorities.

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was established in August 1977 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Young man commits suicide in Nasese, please seek help if you are facing challenges
Suicide remains a silent killer in our country as cases of concern continue to emerge this year where people are resorting to end their lives. In t...
13 hours ago
Nursing Association President Doctor Vudiniabola to appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight
Fiji Nursing Association President, Doctor Adi Alisi Vudiniabola will appear on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 8 tonight. Adi ...
2 hours ago

Coca-Cola Games torch ends tour at CMF College, Basden College, AOG High School and International School Suva
It was an exciting morning for the students of CMF College, Basden College, Assembly of God High School and International School Suva after the ...
12 hours ago

Single mother graduates with honours despite financial struggles faced for the past 5 years
Salote Taukeisalili was full of joy as all her hard work paid off after she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Education ...
12 hours ago

Dogs to be based at the Coke Games to ensure safety of athletes and students - Tikoduadua
Proactive steps are being taken by Police and government to ensure the safety of students and athletes during the Coca-Cola Games next week as the ...
12 hours ago

Naviyago village headman’s wife calls for suicide awareness after son’s death and other attempted cases
The wife of the village headman of Naviyago in Lautoka, Laite Kuruilase has called on people to speak out and share their problems with someone they ...
13 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
SODELPA Management Board instructs Gavoka to hand over Education portfolio to Radrodro
The SODELPA Management Board has now asked SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Viliame Gavoka to relinquish his Education ...
2 hours ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho's Acquittal Appeal
Coverage on the appeal filed by Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku against the acquittal of the former Prime Minister Voreqe ...
21 days ago

National Program Manager for Fiji 7s, Gareth Baber appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
Gareth Baber appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan to share his plans heading into the preparations for the upcoming tournaments ...
22 days ago