3 Apr 2014

Fiji TV station investigated over Bainimarama story

4:44 pm on 3 April 2014

A Fiji television station is being investigated by the country's media watchdog over alleged unfair reporting of a visit to his home province by the regime leader Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama.

The government has laid an official complaint against Fiji Television with the Media Industry Development Authority citing a breach of the Media Decree's code of ethics and practice.

Fiji Television says it has received the complaint which relates to comments by the Tailevu chief, Ratu Timoci Vesikula, during a visit by the prime minister earlier this week.

The chief is reported to have questioned the leader's stance on indigenous affairs.

The broadcaster reports the government has complained he was not given the right of reply.