11 Mar 2010

Fiji censors now want to vet talkback radio topics

6:41 pm on 11 March 2010

The Fiji interim regime has tightened its censorship of the media by requiring broadcasters to tell the Ministry of Information their talkback show topics a week in advance.

According to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, the government continues to have concerns over talkback shows as some of the topics have contravened the Public Emergency Regulations imposed last April.

One of the alleged breaches concerned a comment on radio last week which claimed that gay marriages were now legal.

The matter has been referred to police.

Under a new decree, homosexuality was decriminalised but acting prosecutor, Aca Rayawa, said the comment about gay marriages was a lie and the public was misled.