FIJI MEDIA STILL UNDER BAINIMARAMA THUMB

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Public meetings also under tight limits

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, April 27, 2011) – The latest reports from Fiji confirm that self-appointed prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has no plan to lift strict media censorship laws imposed two years ago.

The military regime is also reportedly blocking public meetings that don't support government interests.

Fiji attorney-general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the Public Emergency Regulations won't be lifted until all media organisations are appreciative of the reforms taking place in Fiji.

Australia and New Zealand are continuing to push the regime to make definitive moves towards holding democratic elections in 2014.

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