28 Apr 2009

Fiji police undermine regime's censorship drive

12:36 pm on 28 April 2009

The Fiji police appear to be defying the censorship drive of the interim regime which two weeks ago ordered the closure of the Radio Australia transmitters in Suva ann Nadi.

On its new website, the Fiji police point visitors to the Radio Australia site to get information about the world around Fiji.

As part of its crackdown, the interim regime has enforced strict censorship rules on local journalists and local media outlets which face the threat of closure should the regime deem the enterprises to have defied its regulations.

After the appeal court declared the previous interim regime illegal, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporter was deported.

The court has since been disbanded by the interim regime installed by the president over the Easter weekend.