11 May 2009

Two Fiji journalists released

12:50 pm on 11 May 2009

Two journalists from a news website in Fiji have been released, after being detained by police for two nights.

Dionisia Tabureguci and Shelvin Chand, who work for the website Fiji Live, were taken to Suva's central police station over the weekend.

Radio New Zealand International's correspondent in Suva Matelita Ragogo says they arrested over a story on the release of soldiers from jail shortly after they were convicted of manslaughter.

Under emergency regulations in force in Fiji media organisations there are not allowed to report on anything which might cast a negative light on the interim regime.