I read in the Fiji Times that the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama has said if the Fiji Times has a political bias it needs to declare it.
Has the Fiji Sun done that?
Has the Prime Minister noticed any political bias on the part of the Fiji Sun?
Why is the Fiji Sun branded a Bainimarama regime propaganda paper?
What is the reason for the Prime Minister’s selective attack on the Fiji Times?
Is it because the Fiji Times is providing democratic space to people who question the regime?
We know the Prime Minister finds that quite unpalatable.
But that is what democracy is about : the people having the right to question the political leadership.
The role of an independent media is to facilitate that.
Perhaps the Prime Minister wants the Fiji Times to also assume the role of a cheerleader of his political party?