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Since 2006, and restrictions imposed under the Public Emergency Regulations- Singh says better reporting has emerged.

Fiji media blamed for fall of democracy

07:34 Today

 

Taken from/By: Report by: Roland Koroi

The Fiji media shares the blame for the collapse of democracy in 2000 – which also led to many people accepting the coup.

This is the view of political commentator Thakur Ranjit Singh, who’s written several papers on the media and says there’s been a major shift in reporting in recent years.

A former Fiji resident with a masters in communication studies who now lives in New Zealand, Singh studied the Fiji media for over a year.

“The media was fanning their racial hatred, that’s why that when, on the 19th of May 2000, when Speight staged the coup, there was no public outcry in favour of democracy, because people had been brainwashed that that was a government that deserved to go, irrespective of how it came into power.”

But since 2006, and restrictions imposed under the Public Emergency Regulations- Singh says better reporting has emerged.

If it wasn’t for the controls and the push for the media to get away from the racial conflict and other conflict srories, we wouldn’t see all those good stories coming out of village’s, how people are struggling, how they sweated to make sure that their children graduated, the people stories.

Singh believes to improve local reporting, real efforts must be put in to schools that groom journalists, and news editors and journalist themselves need to be more responsible.

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29 thoughts on “Since 2006, and restrictions imposed under the Public Emergency Regulations- Singh says better reporting has emerged.

  1. “Singh believes to improve local reporting, real efforts must be put in to schools that groom journalists, and news editors and journalist themselves need to be more responsible”

    The fourth estate in Fiji is neither responsible nor conscious of their reporting duties this is due they inability to differentiate between partiality and impartiality.

    Most are either just downright idiots or just don’t have knowledge to perform their duties albeit they seem to have a piece of arse-wipe paper stating they are qualified.

  2. TRS is sycho. The less I hear from him the better. Please stop reporting on this nonsense of a person.

  3. The George Speight coup was instigated by one Fiji Times Journalist called Margaret Wise. A racist who is related to the other known racist Peter Wise. They must have had a real screwed up upbringing in their childhood days by their parents. They are a product of their upbringing and their parents are o be blamed for the mess we have in Fiji SINCE 19TH May 2000. She was writing venom ,daily in he Fiji Times and the editor allowed it ,so he is equally to blame for the fall of Democracy. I wonder how proud Margaret is ,of her achievements to date. George was to have appeared in court on the Monday of the week after the 19th May to answer charges of converting funds to his own use but he saved his butt by joining the fray and the rest is history. Had he faced up to the courts then, he would be a free man now and Fiji would still have Democracy.

  4. the power of the kaisolomoni pussy from navua,thats why rabuka gave $20m to build the suvavou house for the kaisolomoni in suvavou,who are now claiming suva as theirs,suva belongs to the people of Rewa,Rewa people rise and claim what is yours,dig up history people of Rewa and you will find that this people who are claiming to be kai Suva a actually from solomon islands

  5. I fully agree with TRS (Sher) that journalism in fiji has had a beating since 1987. The Fiji Times backed australian empire felt safer, when led by an indigenous government than a Labor government. Not forgetting its racists journalists and editors.

    Just in the last few weeks looking at the letters to the editor and some news item, there was a letter writer from lautoka yesterday, K Naicker, who was trying to make the consumers aware about stale bread sold in a supermarket.

    The irony of his letter was that he did not have guts to print the name of the supermarket or is it that the fiji times did ot publish the name of the supermarket?

    In another instance, a cafeteria of major supermarket in Labasa was closed down for a few days some weeks ago because of unhygienic practices and the news of the closure appeared in the Fiji Times without naming the supermarket.

    Common Gutless writers and journalists in FIJI, is this what you call transparency (Fiji Style)?

    Whats the fuk worng with you guys in naming and shaming such organisations. There are many more such instances of reporting in the Fiji Times and perhaps other media.

  6. This guy has been an oppurtunistic regime supporter from Day one. we cant expect him to say anything else.

  7. ‘better reporting has emerged’, who the hell is this guy? The Fijian media from 2006 to date is too afraid to print overseas stories that may upset or annoy this regime. They have completely given up on investigative journalism when it comes to this regime and their cronies and even if they do, they dare not print for fear of reprisals. The regime and their allies were the ones to put police in media newsrooms and were most upset when they printed blank pages indicating to all what they they were confronting. I note he doesn’t even begin to discuss that the coup culture in Fiji is always as a result of the Army involvement and not the ‘Rwandan’ media he would have us believe.

  8. I don’t recall Maraget Wise taking over parliament ,abusing, killing and beating up civilians….and taking herself a lovely big pay increase for herself and claiming all that was done to make fiji a better place. The media investugate, report and elicit comment. Tbe idea that they caused the situation in Fiji is laughable. I would happily debate a journalist any day, any time rather than a thug with a gun and a god complex.

  9. Fijian.wikipedia.org

    Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. Wikipedia

    Capital: Suva

    Dialing code: 679

    Currency: Fijian dollar

    Population: 868,406 (2011) World Bank

    Government: Military dictatorship, Military junta, Republic, Parliamentary republic

    Official language: Fijian, English, Fiji Hindi

  10. %%$#@!@…..”I don’t recall Maraget Wise taking over parliament ,abusing, killing and beating up civilians….and taking herself a lovely big pay increase for herself and claiming all that was done to make fiji a better place.”
    …………INCITING AN OVERTHROW IS CALLED AN ACCESSORY TO THE FACT…..Equally guilty of the crime !!!! COMPREHENDE?

  11. “they seem to have a piece of arse-wipe paper stating they are qualified.”

    For a goat farmer you seem to have a very high regard for your own qualifications…

    “INCITING AN OVERTHROW IS CALLED AN ACCESSORY TO THE FACT…..Equally guilty of the crime ” – No, I think that is an allegation, not an accessory AFTER the fact…

  12. Radio Fiji Islander.

    Boy,so what have you done with your arse wipe tax payer funded qualification?

    Is it worth the paper its written on?

    Mine on the other hand is made of high quality vellum and is indeed worth the parchment’s it’s written on.

    So what’s your excuse?

    And yes I do have a very high regard for my own qualification and being a cattle farmer doesn’t diminish its very high quality.

    How ladies apparel have you sold thus far?

  13. “high quality vellum”

    What are you, 102 years old? Which university in the last 100 years issued anything on vellum?!? What a liar. You have been taking tips from Frank haven’t you?

    “How ladies apparel have you sold thus far?”

    If I did, it would still be far better than your pestering farm animals.

  14. Radio Moronity.

    Not quite 102 yet, maybe in twenty six years time, nevertheless son while you daddy were still a twinkle I had graduated from Oxford University among other British and Canadian Universities with several academic degree’s,most of which was calligraphed in what was known as vellum.

    British Universities were conferring Degrees in Vellum as late as the yearly seventies.

    So what type of toilet paper your diploma is written?

    So how many ladies apparel did you sell in the past year?

  15. Thikwit Ramshit is aptly named. Does the goose ever do anything but bleat and whinge? Surely his stubbed toe is feeling better by now?

  16. Go Make My Day – Beat Up Fiji Gujerati merchants – Thakur (my arse) Ranjit Singh

    What is this, facist Hindu – inciting hatred against us – hardworing Gujeratis – you are no matter than Margaret Wise, who you claim incited Fijjians to joi the 2000 coup.

    We have your e-mail that you circulated to all and sundry against Gujeratis of Fiji – Go Make Your Own Day – you faced bullshit journalist who never worked as a journalist for a day – we are waiting for you to come to Fiji, YOU RACIST SCUM INDO-FIJIAN wind bag

    Pundit Jano,

    I know we are not in hurry to create a rift with Gujerati community, but I see it insulting that Himmat Lodhia and his group of Retailers Association are trying to stop others from India, say from UP, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan and other states from coming and selling their goods at a cheaper price than the established people who have been screwing us for generations. While onedollar has 25 rupees, we are made to pay at least a dollar for every rupee it costs them, hence they make 25 times profit. Where have all the millionnaires in Fiji come from? Lodhia said that :

    “We have noted that there is a dumping trend and we are led to believe these people do not pay normal duty, levies, VAT and tax.

    “We also believe that these people flout our exchange laws and involve themselves in illegal activities and encourage currency black-marketing.”

    Can Fiji authorities subject the existing Indian business community to this scrutiny and see how many of them are not guilty of what they are implying on others?
    If overseas people are breaking laws, then subject them to scrutiny, but nobody should adopt such immoral accusation to stifle competition that will benefit the consumers. I have nothing personally against the business community, but those living in glass houses should not throw stones at others.

    The children of girmitiyas have neither voice nor guts to stand up to this injustice, Fiji has been crying for a clean and bold leadership, but we have yet to get one such leader.

    Do Gujerati businessmen have a monopoly to screw “kakkas” for generations? Why cannot Fiji be opened to other states in India? I noted that people were so happy with cheaper prices they could get from stalls by Indian traders in Labasa and other parts of Fiji. Fiji should be opened up to all and not only for Gujarat State.

    Go ahead, make my day, some of you wake up and raise your voice. (See Fiji time news item below)

    Thakur

  17. Go, print your own e-mail inciting violence against Fiji’s Gujerati merchants

    Here is the evidence, you bastard two-faced fascist Hindu – come to Fiji – we will get to charged for inciting hatred against us – go read the judgment about that Hutu journalist residing in Canada who had sparked genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda – go get a job – you wind bag – how you ended up in New Zealand – “Oh, yea, telling NZ authorities you are a victim of Fijian racism – Margaret Wise – we have roughed out the coup – you dole bludger in Auckland”

    We are waiting for you, you two-faced scumbag – for too long you have been getting away with your filth in Fiji and New Zealand media

    Fiji Sun is owned by a Gujerati – C J Patel – why do you write in that paper if we are screwing your people – be BRAVE you coward and put those same thoughts in the Fiji Sun – no, you wont because we will drag you to court and prison to share a cell with Laisenia Qarase – at least, if Margaret Wise did what she did – we know – and you know – for you have been badgering her in your bogus thesis and and you are back in the news

    Go, make my day – highlight your own inciting to murder Gujeratis e-mails that you circulated in March 2008:

    GUJERATIS TRYING TO STOP OTHERS FROM INDIA TO TRADE IN FIJI 1
    Hide Details

    FROM:

    Ranjit Singh

    TO:

    Ashok Balgovind
    SANATAN FIJI – PUNDITJI-PRESIDENT
    SANATAN FIJI

  18. We have to be careful of this liu muri racist.

    I am told be is behind the publication of that anti-Fiji regime website Coup Four Point Five in New Zealand

  19. @ New Nitwit Fiji

    What’s your gripe with Margaret Wise, are you a palari moron with an unhealthy fixation on one Fijian journalist as almost being solely responsible for ‘inciting’ the 2000 coup? If there was any merit in what you claim, don’t you think Ms Wise would have been charged with treason?

    Ae, sa boidada wale na nomu vakamacala. Ni lai sili mada, kusa.

  20. This racist anti-Guji thug should be a film actor – he is good at acting out false shit – look at his swollen toady face – trying to look like Amitabh Bachan – fit ony for wiping his feet – I have no respect for this many after what I read about him re-Gujis! He is a incarnation of George Speight – I am sure this thus was celebrating when Speight’s gan thrashed Gujerati properties in Suva – come to Fiji, you racist and we will feed you to get better – in Naboro with your co-racist Qarase

  21. Can you Gujratis explain which one of you was caught trying to send gold bars to New Zealand by the customs says:

    Hey you gujratis

    Can you people explain which one out of you was caught trying to send gold bars to New Zealand by the customs?

    What has happened to this case Mr. Police Commissioner?

    Has another gujrati filled your pockets with money?

    Is this where all the stolen gold from home invasions in Fiji is sent to by this well known Gujrati businessman or does he have a gold mine ?

    This is a chance to bring this bastard to courts and stop the readily available market for stolen jewellery in Fiji.

  22. “British Universities were conferring Degrees in Vellum as late as the yearly seventies.”

    Yes. I am sure that Oxford was surely a well-spring of up-and-coming goat farmers – especially those from Fiji, who were regarded as being the closest of the close to their animals.

    Hilarious Sai.

    As if anyone could believe that your chicken-writings could be the result of a degree of any kind. Get back in your box.

    “I read your well researched thesis and was very impressed.”

    How? Has anyone else managed to find it?

  23. Ratu

    You could have written a better thesis that your hero – an inverse Indian racist – adding Thakur to his name to make himself grand and pompous cow – as i stated, his thesis should be used as toilet paper

  24. OIC it was ‘whitey’ that caused the coups… not the thugs with guns and their greddy backers?

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