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Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem today shortly before announcing final provisional results at the stopping of counting. Image: FEO FB screenshot By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva The Fiji Elections Office (FEO) has entered a new phase towards the results of the 2018 elections by stopping the release of progressive results this morning. With the […]

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Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chair Ashwin Raj (left) and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at a press conference in Suva. Image: Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva Like a possum in headlights, the Fiji media authorities appear to have been caught out by social media trolls and fake news, admits Ashwin […]

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Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

Fiji’s National Results Centre has been releasing provisional results from votes cast at 2170 polling venues. Image: Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has maintained a strong lead early today in Fiji’s general election, polling 140,631 votes from 1552 of 2170 stations being counted at the National Results Centre in Suva. Opposition SODELPA […]

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Bainimarama, FijiFirst take strong lead in provisional election count

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama, FijiFirst take strong lead in provisional election count

Provisional counting in the Fiji general election are being released from the National Results Centre at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva. Image: Semi Malaki/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has taken a strong lead in the Fiji general election tonight at 10.40pm, raking in 55,203 votes from 651 of out 2170 stations counted […]

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Tight race in Fiji national election as early provisional results flow in

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tight race in Fiji national election as early provisional results flow in

Election officials at the National Results Centre in Suva tonight. Image: Semi Malaki/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff The count is on in the Fiji general election and early indications tonight point to a close race between the opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the ruling FijiFirst Party. As the 2018 election came to a close […]

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Fiji media blackout extended, fresh polling for closed venues

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji media blackout extended, fresh polling for closed venues

Local media representatives during a briefing at the Fiji Election Results Announcement Area, FMF Gymnasium, in Suva today. Picture: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The media blackout period in the Fiji general election today has been extended until the closure of polling in areas that were recently closed as a result of bad […]

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Bad weather forces Fiji to close 23 polling venues, 7852 voters affected

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fisheries, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on Bad weather forces Fiji to close 23 polling venues, 7852 voters affected

Fiji voters turning up in the rain to cast their votes at Nabitu District School in Tailevu on Viti Levu today. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Wansolwara staff A total of 7852 voters at more than 20 polling stations will cast their votes at a later date after the Electoral Commission – in consultation with the […]

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Fijians urged to vote after ‘worrying’ turnout in stormy weather

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Fijians urged to vote after ‘worrying’ turnout in stormy weather

Heavy rain and a flood alert remain in force today as Fiji citizens braved the wild and wet conditions to vote in the general election. Video: FBC News By RNZ Pacific More than 550,000 people were due to vote today in the election as wet and stormy weather hit Fiji. “As at midday we are […]

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Heavy rain expected on Fiji polling day, public transport for voters

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Heavy rain expected on Fiji polling day, public transport for voters

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem (left) and Media Industry Development Authority chairman Ashwin Raj (middle) during a press conference at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva yesterday. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili and Laiseana Nasiga in Suva Get your umbrellas out on polling day for the Fiji general election as a heavy rain warning […]

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Fiji security forces on standby as nation ready for voting

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on Fiji security forces on standby as nation ready for voting

Fiji police … on alert for today’s general election. Image: Mailife By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s security forces are standing by in case of unrest as Fiji goes to the polls. More than 550,000 voters are due to vote today at polling stations around the country. The police chief issued a statement on the eve of […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, FICAC, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

A media scrum at the Fiji High Court 2 today for the anti-corruption agency FICAC’s unsuccessful appeal against the acquittal of SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka on a false declaration of assets charge. Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/PMC By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva In a dramatic afternoon, more than 1000 people sang Fijian songs of jubilation as Chief-Justice […]

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Fiji Elections Office will monitor two-day blackout period

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji Elections Office will monitor two-day blackout period

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem … monitoring the media blackout. Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fiji Times file photo By Litia Cava in Suva The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) will keep an eye to ensure that the blackout period is respected, says Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem During a press conference today, Saneem said people must take […]

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FijiFirst expected to win Fiji general election – but by how much?

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst expected to win Fiji general election – but by how much?

Taxi driver Tarun Chandra … “FijiFirst have done enough.” Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/PMC By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva FijiFirst is expected to win Fiji’s second post-coup general election in eight years – but by what majority? The opposition Social Democratic Liberal party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is saying he expects to win 28 seats in the […]

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FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Justice, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

Pacific Media Centre journalist Sri Krishnamurthi … returning to Fiji for the general election after earlier special reporting with Wansolwara in Suva. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s ruling FijiFirst party […]

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Fiji PM rebukes journalist when challenged on media freedom laws

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji PM rebukes journalist when challenged on media freedom laws

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama … tops the pre-election polls. Image: David Robie/PMC By Hannah Sinclair of SBS in Lautoka Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country’s restrictive media laws are not affecting next week’s general election. Journalists are free to criticise the Fiji government in the lead up to the election on Wednesday, according […]

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Amnesty calls on Fiji election parties, candidates to uphold human rights

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Amnesty calls on Fiji election parties, candidates to uphold human rights

Amnesty International launches a Fiji: 6-Point Human Rights Agenda for Election Candidates document in Suva. Picture: Wansolwara By Adi Anasseini Civavonovono Amnesty International has called on political parties and candidates to respect, fulfill and promote human rights for all after revealing that the human rights situation in Fiji has remained under attack since the 2014 […]

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John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Independent media, john pilger, Lead, media bias, Media Freedom, media integrity, media lens, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Publishing  /  Comments Off on John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – John Pilger … how “fearful ‘democracies’ regress behind a media facade of narcissistic spectacle”.Image: Media Lens By John PilgerForeword to Propaganda Blitz published today.* The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Federation Party, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, SODELPA  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By Sri Krishnamurthi of the Pacific Media Centre Fiji’s Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is confident of winning government benches in the 2018 general election. SODELPA, the largest opposition party from the 2014 election in Fiji, currently has 15 seats while FijiFirst has 32 and the National Federation Party has three in […]

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