The Public Emergency Regulation will be lifted in Fiji as soon as the new Media Decree is implemented.
Permanent Secretary for Information Lt Colonel Neumi Leweni confirms that work on the new Media Decree has started and it should be in place soon.
When Fijivillage News questioned Lt Colonel Leweni whether the PER is now only in place only for the media, he said there are some other matters apart from the media.
But he confirms that the introduction of the Media Decree will end the PER.
Meanwhile the Public Emergency Regulation has been extended for another 30 days.
The extension was made on the January 3. (Fijivillage.com/Pacific Media Watch)