Exciting times ahead for the media industry - Parkinson
CFL looks forward to more opportunities and a fair go

Exciting times ahead for the media industry - Parkinson

CFL looks forward to more opportunities and a fair go

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 30/03/2023
Chairman of Communications Fiji Limited William Parkinson.

The Chairman of Communications Fiji Limited, William Parkinson says the Prime Minister’s announcement that a Bill will be tabled to repeal the whole Media Industry Development Act 2010 is exciting news as the media industry in Fiji has really struggled since the Decree came into play.

Parkinson says they are very relieved and this has been a long time coming.

He says the Act had placed unnecessary restrictions not only on journalism but on the growth of the media industry.

The CFL Chairman says with the lifting of cross media and foreign investment regulations, he expects exciting times ahead for the Fiji media.

He says there is a lot of work to be done to rebuild the Fiji media to what it once was as it was really once was the pride of the Pacific.

CFL which is the parent company of fijivillage, FM96, Legend FM, Viti FM, Navtarang and Radio Sargam, is now looking forward to more opportunities and a fair go after the repealing of the Media Act.

Parkinson says he is also excited about the return of the Fiji Media Council.

He says the Fiji Media Council will work with the Fijian Media Association to grow the industry and also focus on retraining a generation of journalists who have grown up in a climate of fear.

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