22 May 2015

Kiribati paper editor forced to take leave

2:50 pm on 22 May 2015

Reports from Kiribati say the editor of the publicly-owned Te Uekera newspaper has been forced to take leave.

The Kiribati Independent says Ueratan Bauro was told in a letter by the board of the Broadcasting and Publications Authority that he was tired and needed a break.

A BPA board member, Bill Reiher, says the board has concerns with the editor's performance, citing numerous errors as the paper often publishes poor quality photos.

The letter reportedly has given no date for when Mr Bauro is expected to rerurn.

Last month, the BPA sacked the Radio Kiribati editor for the allegedly poor standard of reporting of the death penalty bill.