An advisor of Fiji's interim prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has accused the media of being "vehemently hostile" towards the Bainimarama regime.
In a speech given at the Victoria University of Wellington yesterday, John Samy said the mainstream media has often not reported truthfully and responsibly.
"Under normal democratic governance, with the freedom of the media must come the responsibility on the part of media to report truthfully," Samy said.
He said it was regrettable that the mainstream media in Fiji and New Zealand, has failed on these accounts.
"The New Zealand Herald for example, has projected the same tendency towards being 'wooden-headed' as the Government of New Zealand," he said.