The Fijian Media Association is again calling on political parties and leaders to stop attacking media organisations and journalists doing their work in covering the elections.
The Association says they have noted with concern the regular frequency with which the media is being attacked at campaign rallies and the way journalists are being singled out at press conferences, for simply doing their job.
They state these attacks show that politicians and political parties are only paying lip service to the principles of media freedom they all say they believe in and want to uphold.
They say a worrying trend where leaders are not answering questions but choosing instead to attack journalists and their media organisations for asking a question has been noted.
The Association is calling for all media organisations and journalists to be treated equally and with respect.
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