In her appropriately titled coconut wireless column in the Fijian military regime’s mouthpiece newspaper the Fiji Sun Jyoti Pratibha the paper’s foremost regime propagandist says she hopes the prominent Australian journalist Rowan Callick who is covering Foreign Minister Bishop’s fact finding visit to Fiji ” will open his eyes and see the real Fiji today rather then the same tired old long distance views”. (FS 14/2)
We can count on Rowan Callick to get a proper handle on the ground realities in Fiji given his journalistic professionalism. He has even been able to get a good grasp of the realities of military rule in that country over the past 7 years from “long distance”.
We of course can’t say the same for some journalist in Fiji who can’t seem to see anything wrong with the military rule right under their nose!
It is not hard to see why particularly in the case of journalists like Jyoti Pratibha and the rest of the mob in the Fiji Sun.
They are regime propagandist who have abdicated their professional ethics.
Everyone in Fiji knows that.