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Controlling Fiji TV six months at a time.

Fiji TV granted license extension

By GERALDINE PANAPASA
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Update: 4:20PM FIJI Television Limited’s television broadcast licence has been extended by the Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for six months.

The market announcement on the South Pacific Stock Exchange this afternoon would come into effect from June 30 this year.

The extension would be until further notice of any additional terms and conditions, including spectrum allocation that may be prescribed.

It said Fiji TV would continue to broadcast under the terms and conditions contained in the existing licence for the extended period.

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14 thoughts on “Controlling Fiji TV six months at a time.

  1. As widely predicted, Fiji TV continues to be throttled by the neck, especially now to election time to ensure continuation following the wishes of the illegal Govt for next 6 months duration…what business can make essential long and short term forward planning with such crippling short planning horizon business life. This licence duration covers election time conveniently and ensures Fiji TV does not air any anti illegal Govt material…this is forcing the peoples’ assets by Bainimarama to support his campaigning. This is the Fiji we are all forced to live under,,,we WILL CONTINUE TO hear all the propaganda extolling the most corrupt and unaccountable so called Govt.

    ONLY ONE SOLUTION. DO NOT VOTE FOR Fiji FIRST ESPECIALLY BAINIMARAMA AND EYEARSE.

  2. KEEP ON AIYAZ BECAUSE WE WILL STILL COME FOR YOU AND FRANK EVEN IF YOU IN SAMABULA OLD PEOPLES HOME

    Ankara (AFP) – A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to two ageing generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey’s coup-ridden history.

    Kenan Evren, 96, and Tahsin Sahinkaya, 89, were found guilty of setting the stage for a military intervention, ousting the civilian government by force and committing acts against the forces of the state.

    Prosecutors had demanded so-called aggravated life sentences for Evren, who became president after the coup, and Sahinkaya, the former air force commander — which would have placed harsher conditions on their detention.

    The ruling sparked cheers and applause from the public gallery inside the courtroom, who chanted: “This is just the beginning, the coup authors will pay the price”.

    The generals, who have now been stripped of their ranks, seized power on September 12, 1980 but were only brought to trial in 2012 after the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party introduced constitutional changes.

    Evren and Sahinkaya, who are being treated at military hospitals in Ankara and Istanbul respectively, appeared via video screens for Wednesday’s hearing.

    The two have been unable to attend any hearings because of their poor health. They told the judge they had “nothing to add”.

    Their lawyer, Bulent Acar, denounced the charges.

    “This court is not competent to judge the suspects,” he said, adding with a hint of irony that the “suspects are being tried according to the constitution that was drafted during the incriminated period.”

    Although there have been amendments in the intervening years, the constitution introduced by the junta in 1982 is still in force, despite being criticised as “draconian” by subsequent critics.

    It is not yet clear if the former generals — who appeared feeble over the video link — will actually serve their sentences in prison, and they may yet appeal the ruling.

    In his first testimony in 2012, Evren had said he had no remorse over his actions and that it was “the right thing to do at that time”.

    “If I had to re-do it all again, I would do the same thing. The Turkish armed forces on 12 September 1980 accomplished their duty to the people.”

    Outside the Ankara court on Wednesday, a crowd of about 200 protesters held pictures of people who were executed or died in jail during the military rule that followed the coup. A large banner read: “We don’t forgive we don’t forget September 12”.

    – ‘Never recovered’ –

    Turkey’s once-powerful army, which considers itself the self-appointed guardian of the secular regime, has staged three coups since 1960 and forced out an Islamic government in 1997.

    The 1980 coup was the bloodiest in Turkey’s modern history, with 50 people executed while dozens died from torture. Some 600,000 were arrested and many others went missing.

    “We can never repair the suffering caused by this coup but it’s a start,” said Nevzat Er, a teacher in his fifties who was tortured under the junta. “I lost my health and my job, I have never totally recovered from these things.”

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent the best part of his 11 years in power trying to curb the military’s influence through a series of trials, one of which resulted in more than 300 military officers being put behind bars for alleged coup plots.

  3. This shows there is no freedom of speech and media freedom. This is typical taliban operation.
    A vote to FF is a vote to Khayium.
    VOTE FOR ANY PARTY EXCEPT FF.

  4. Fiji First is Muslim backed party. Never trust Muslims. i taukei and Hindus do not vote for Fiji First.
    Muslims are the root cause of all problems in our beautiful country.The mastermind is Khayium.Khayium has put all his Muslim brothers in top post in every government and statutory bodies.
    Time to stand up against the Muslims.

  5. A vote to Fiji First is a vote to Khayium.
    Khayium the destroyer of i taukei.
    Khayium the destroyer of Great Council of chiefs.
    Khayium the destroyer of methodist church.
    Khayium the destroyer our name Fijians.
    Khayium must be tried for treason.

  6. Totally agree with you Anon 12.37pm….we must decapitate the Fiji First arrogant desire to continue suppressing and exploiting our beautiful country eliminate the FIJI FIRST PARTY first from power over us, being used by the Muslims as their Trojan Horse. Let us break open the Trojan Horse and expel the passengers from power DO NOT VOTE FOR FIJI FIRST/ BHAIINIMARAMA’s & EYEARSE’s FIRST PARTY.

    MUSLIMS ARE PROVING ALL OVER THE WORLD WHERE THEY MIGRATE TO BE DANGEROUS, murderous, corrupt and ruthless… in EUROPE (as in France) and other EU Countries), ENGLAND (control and indoctrination/radicalisation of students in schools and murder of soldier in broad daylight) while walking in town, NZ (as inter-muslim violences have started over control of Mosques). Small Fiji where EyeArse has outlined in his Thesis has started stripping the Taukeis of their birth right (customs, culture, religion and human rights etc.).

    If this continues in Fiji we will slide down the slippery road followed by Iraq now and other Muslim Spring uprising countries.

    LET US NOT ALL VOTE FOR Fiji first party)

  7. Moto
    Thank you I agree with your comments. I suggest every i taukei and Hindu read Khayium’s thesis or people made aware of his true intention.
    Khayium has created an empire for the Muslims which must be removed.
    Do NOT vote for KHAYIUM or FF.
    Khayium has ruled illegally for 8 years. Is he worried of not coming into power and face independent court. Give chance to others to rule. It is said that once people are in power for too long as in the case of Khayium he is worried all his corrupt dealings will be exposed.
    His cousin Saneem the SOE is not qualified and experienced but has been given the post to rig the election. This is one Muslim who has directly benefited from Khayium.

  8. Bloggers. This 6 months term is only a charade. The Regime is not going to close FTV. They control Fiji TV through Fiji Holdings Limited, the major shareholders of FTV.

  9. DIDN’T THESE CHIEFS JUST WELCOME FRANK DURING HIS LAST TOUR TO VANUA LEVU???
    ME THINKS FFIRST IS IN FOR A NASTY SURPRISE.

    Province chiefs renew their allegiance to SODELPA

    FTimes 19 Jun
    CHIEFS in the province of Bua have renewed their allegiance to SODELPA at a moving traditional ceremony in Bua Lomanikoro on Vanua Levu yesterday.

    Marama Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa and her party received a full iTaukei welcome ceremony where representatives from the nine districts in the province awaited the party’s arrival.

    The party’s spokeswoman Sainiana Radrodro said the chiefs had reaffirmed their support to the party leader Ro Teimumu and they were certain that SODELPA would really look into the interest of the iTaukei and other ethnic groups that have come to call Fiji their home.

    Ro Teimumu thanked the chiefs for their support in the last election, which had been a major contributor to the then-Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua’s victory.

    Marama Roko Tui Dreketi told chiefs SODELPA was ready to continue from where SDL had left off and they were ready to serve the people of this nation.

    She also told chiefs their continued support for the general election in September was vital and important to them.

    Ro Teimumu said people needed to choose a government that safeguarded the rights and freedoms of individuals across all ethnic lines.

    She added SODELPA would ensure all laws enacted in the country were fair and bound everyone irrespective of their race, status rank or religious affiliation.

    Ro Teimumu also told chiefs that any government was duty bound to provide development for its people, saying this was derived from taxes that people paid to government.

  10. Bainimarma has said to the chiefs that go and drink home brew under the tree.The same Bainimarma and Khayium had abolished the GCC. Now the same Bainimarma is begging for votes from the same chiefs and thinks that the chiefs and i taukei are the greatest fool under the sun.
    Bainimarma and Khayium are hypocrite, liar , corrupt and have committed treason.
    These two have kept the people at ransom.
    They have looted taxpayers money and since 2006 no auditors general’s report.
    Khayium has put media control as practiced in Muslim countries on the people.
    Vote for any party but not to FF.

  11. Bainimarama in his usual normal characteristic undiplomatic way publically slammed Australia on lack of commitment to climate change, leaving aside the more serious transgressors like China, India, some South American countries, Russia, the USA and many others.

    His guest from Indonesia has been trying hard to have the UNEDUCATED BHAINI to help him continue to impose his illegal occupation and crimes against humanity in West Papua to the anger of other Melanesian countries. He has been filling his pockets from Indonesia’s bribes as well as from China, who has supplied most of the loans Bhai is using to bribe our population in Fiji on his election campaign …..our people will have to repay Bhai’s stupid loans,,,Bhai does not criticise China as the biggest atmospheric polluter.

    WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR Bainimarama AND HIS PARTY

    Austr the historically friendly country we have so much more common with, has developed with us via funding assistance, personnel assistance, education, technical assistance disaster assistance and in many other areas of our individual and national lives is a favourite target for his frothy and uncouth mouth which is fond of also swearing at priests.

    His latest outburst in the face of Indonesian leader is calculated to bring publicity to his lunatic Pacific Island Development Commission international standing an invention to compete with the South Pacific Comm which Ratu Mara helped to start. This new nonsense is a child of Bhai’s demented mind will be abolished after he loses the upcoming election this year. It is costing Fiji MILLIONS OF DOLLARS while thousands of our people are below poverty level and starving daily.

    LET US PUT A STOP TO THIS LUNACY BY REMOVING HIM FROM POWER IN NEXT ELECTION THEN TRY HIM IN COURT FOR ALL THE CRIMES HE HAS COMMITTED…THEN TO NABORO FOR LIFE.

    Fiji slams Aust inaction on climate change
    16:10 Thu Jun 19 2014
    AAP
    Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama has accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to “sink below the waves” instead of tackling climate change, singling out “selfish” Australia for criticism.

    http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8862426/fiji-slams-aust-inaction-on-climate-change

  12. @ Sole

    Very amusing to see Frank abusing “selfish” Australia; the same country that is the biggest supporter for Fiji through foreign aid.

    So much for his best buddy northern friends, Russia, Burma, North Korea and China.

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