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Radio Free Fiji?……..This is a heart and mind campaign, directed at Fijians staying in the villages and rural areas. These are the people whose only source of information is through the radio.

Shortwave radio carries anti-government message to Fiji

The Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement in Australia is broadcasting a progam to Fiji which aims to provide an alternative to government sponsored media. [ABC]
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The Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement in Australia is broadcasting a progam to Fiji which aims to provide an alternative to government sponsored media. [ABC]

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The Australia-based Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement is now broadcasting its own radio program into Fiji.

The Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement in Australia has leased half an hour a week on the World Radio Network, a shortwave broadcaster, to get its anti-government message across.

Tui Savu, from the Australia-based Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement told Pacific Beat’s, Bruce Hill that they have received positive feedback about the new program’s impact.

“We have had two test broadcasts and we have had our contacts report from all over Fiji. The contacts are coming back that it is being received loud and clear,” he said.

“Fijians, the way they have been raised, is that whatever comes through the media, they take it as gospel. So we are wanting to show an alternative, the other side.”

“The reason why we went for the radio is because the internet is only limited. This is a heart and mind campaign, directed at Fijians staying in the villages and rural areas. These are the people whose only source of information is through the radio.”

At present the program is for just 30 minutes broadcast only in Fijian. But Mr Savo says there are plans to eventually increase the program to one hour and address different groups within Fiji.

“Information is power, and that is why the Government has monopolised the media in Fiji, both the print and the spoken media,” he said.

” They know very well that if people start listening to the truth and to the other versions of what is truly happening in Fiji, then the people will be able to make up their own decisions.”

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11 thoughts on “Radio Free Fiji?……..This is a heart and mind campaign, directed at Fijians staying in the villages and rural areas. These are the people whose only source of information is through the radio.

  1. Will be a waste of time, money and effort.

    Go to Fiji and fight your battle there. Only then will the outside world notice.

    At the moment, with nothing happening in Fiji by way of protests etc, the message going out is that the vast majority of people prefer the Bainimarama government.

    Also some of the characters in the so called democracy movement are highly suspect ie with their own agendas!!

  2. @Ho Jai

    Nothing can be achieved by coming to Fiji because they will be arrested on arrival.

  3. I am sure that this radio will have the blessing of the methodists church, which has been an ardent supporter of the coips in fiji.

    By the way, at the outset, this radio program is a born racist as it is targeted to fijians only?

    Who is Tui Savu?

    A FORMER DIE HARD LAUAN, WHO WAS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE 2000 COUP and now an Australian DOLE BLUDGGER?

    He should be investigated for his roles in supporting the previous coups in Fiji and be deported from Australian.

  4. Please! Please! PLease! The 2006 coup is now proving to be the worst coup ever experienced in Fiji. So why blame anyone who supported the 2000 coup. At least the main 2000 coup perpetrators are serving time in Naboro whereas the 2006 main players are still roaming around freely, because what they did in 2000 and in 2006 falls exactly under the same category. The 2009 Appeals Court decision will always be up there like the proverbial “sword of Damocles”so for all who were party to and those who supported Voreqe’s coup, just remember to pass onto your children and grandchildren, that you were just too desperate for the cash rewards.That includes all you soldiers and navy personell, remember to tell your children and grandchildren that you were only there for the money.You have that as your excuse and be prepared to LIVE WITH IT !!!.

  5. fijian got taste of it own coup made by its own fijian.
    fijian have to learn not to support any coup in the future.
    coup is not good for any country.
    we need suli/jb to lead the march in fiji.

  6. tui savu pls come to fiji and lead the protest.
    i was standing with you in 2000 coup no you ran away to auss.
    we dont have to support any more coup.
    we are poor and hungary.
    fiji people have mental problem and we live in poverty.

  7. .
    let mpc and lq groom some good young leaders for the future.
    mpc and lq should be advisors .
    fiji need govt of national unity.
    no racial politics but united fiji for all.

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