Fiji TV License Renewal Unconfirmed By Government

admin's picture

Station warned for allegedly broaching regulations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 1, 2012) – There is still no official word from the Fiji regime on whether it will renew the license of Fiji TV.

The license will expire tomorrow but is expected to be renewed after a written assurance given by the interim attorney-general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khayium, last year.

This month, the regime issued a decree that empowers the minister to revoke or vary a television license if the licensee is found to have breached the Media Code of Ethics under the Media Industry Development Decree.

The Labour Party says it finds it abhorrent that none of the decrees can be challenged.

Earlier this month, Fiji TV was reportedly warned that its license was at risk for giving coverage to two former prime ministers.

Fiji has two other television stations, Mai TV and FBC TV, which is run by the interim prime minister’s brother.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment