If what the former publisher of the Fiji Sun newspaper Russel Hunter says is true – and I along with many others think it is – then that must also say a fair bit about Graham Davis, the self-style “independent” journalist from Australian who is currently working as a paid propagandist for the military regime in Fiji.
Hunter says in the first sentence of his short and concise letter : ” I find it incongruous that Graham Davis(Letter 14/1) bangs on about genuine democracy while supporting a regime that crushes dissent using military force, controls the media…,awards major contracts without tender, keeps ministerial salaries (and just about everything else) secret, has trampled on human rights, and routinely harasses trade unionists and rights activists – the sad list goes on” (‘Racial paradigm rules’ , the Australian, 15/1).
If the expatriate Australian wants to side with the military dictatorship that his choice .I don’t respect his choice and many other pro-democracy activist don’t either. But Graham has the right to make the choice he makes. Having made the choice Graham should not go on and on about being an “independent” journalist.
That is being dishonest.