12 Jun 2012

Dip in morale at Fiji TV over regime threat

1:51 pm on 12 June 2012

Morale has dipped at Fiji TV which has been told to stop running stories which go against the regime.

The media organisation, the Pacific Freedom Forum, says the station has been told its 12-year business licence is under threat because of its reporting.

Our correspondent in Fiji, Ricardo Morris, says the interim government appears to be unhappy with coverage given to politicans like former Prime Ministers Mahendra Chaudhry and Laisenia Qarase.

"The management met with staff immediately after the directive came from the regime and the management told them that this is the situation and they felt that their hands were tied. They couldn't do anything so they needed to restrict coverage to what the government wants. They feel they have no choice because their spectrum broadcast licence is at stake here."

Our correspondent in Fiji, Ricardo Morris.