PINA challenges Pacific countries to follow Fiji’s lead and repeal media legislation

The repeal of Fiji’s draconian media law, known as the Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) Act 2010, should act as a signpost for other Pacific countries who have regulated their media through legislation.

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Observer Group releases final report on Fiji’s 2022 General Election

The final report from the Multinational Observer Group (MOG) for the 2022 Fiji General Election has made 20 recommendations to the Government of Fiji on how to further improve the country’s electoral system, policies

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The power of one vote: Fiji PM Rabuka

Fiji’s new Prime Minister visited parliament in his new capacity this week. “The Honourable Speaker and I were both voted into office by the power of one vote,” he reminded parliamentary staff. “When you

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Fiji Votes For Change

On Christmas Eve, Fijians at home and abroad paused in their Christmas preparations to watch the country’s newly-minted parliamentarians vote for their new Prime Minister. It followed days of delicate negotiations

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Fiji votes: MOG explains limits of its mandate

The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) monitoring the Fiji election says it did not observe any significant irregularities or issues during pre-polling, postal voting or election day voting. However, some political

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FijiFirst clarifies it’s still in govt until election of PM

FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has spoken out for the first time after the result of the election was made public on Sunday – clarifying that Voreqe Bainimarama and his cabinet remain in government

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Forum SG ‘remains confident’ in Fiji’s electoral process

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General, Henry Puna says he remains confident in Fiji’s constitutional processes to ensure a peaceful transition towards the formation of a new government. The Secretary-General

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Fiji Writ of elections to be returned this afternoon

The Fijian Electoral Commission Chair Mukesh Nand says the General Election was held in a peaceful and environment. The Electoral Commission is now calculating the allocation for the 55 seats in the next Parliament.

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SODELPA still pondering coalition

Fiji’s Social Democratic Party (SODELPA) has denied rumours that they have decided who they will support to form the next Fiji government. The SODELPA Party leader, Bill Gavoka, says, “It’s still very much

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‘No faith’ in vote count after glitch in elections results app: Rabuka

Fiji’s main opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka says he doesn’t have faith in the vote count underway from Wednesday’s general election, and will complain to the Fijian Elections Office (FEO). Provisional

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Fiji elections: Polls close, now the wait begins

The polls have closed in Fiji, and citizens have exercised their right to determine which government will rule. While the final results may not be known for some days, it appears voter turnout has been somewhat

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Observers Group urges Fijians to vote tomorrow

The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) says it has not observed any irregularities in the electoral steps or significant issues that would prevent registered voters from casting their ballot tomorrow. In a pre-election

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