20 Nov 2015

Fiji magazine barred from government events

12:48 pm on 20 November 2015
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A Fiji magazine has been barred entry to government events after reporting on accusations against government MPs.

Republika Magazine was the only outlet in Fiji to report on the recent official complaint against the Attorney-General, brought by the leader of the opposition.

Fiji's Independent Commission Against Corruption cleared Mr Sayed Khaiyum of any wrongdoing, but the opposition party has challenged the finding.

Republika's acting editor, Vosita Kotoiwasawasa, says they were denied passes to last week's farewell of President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and they haven't been invited to any press conferences since.

"Republika has been seen as part of a media that has put forward stories that have not been seen as favourable from government from time to time. Because Republika chooses to stand different from other media. We just operate differently in putting issues out that would otherwise be swept under the carpet or just be kept aside altogether."

Vosita Kotoiwasawasa.