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Friday, May 15, 2009

Editors told to email scripts

Radio and online editors in Fiji have been ordered to email their news scripts to the Ministry of Information, before it goes to air.

In a memo, the Ministry of Information reminded editors the Permanent Secretary of Information had through the powers of the Public Emergency Regulations, the responsibility to veto or vet any articles or news items it considered inflammatory and in need of editing.

"Editors for radio and online media are now required to send all news scripts to the Ministry of Information email well before every major news bulletin in addition to the officers who will be assigned to your newsroom during news hour," the Memo said.

Sources say this is being done because censors can't be present, especially during the early morning bulletins on radio, because they're exhausted.

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