The paper quotes him as saying: “This consultation will cover certain aspects of the media which will improve the relationship between the people and the media outlets. Nobody is going to escape this consultation and there are ground rules for people of the press to speak on. They have no choice but to take part."
Media outlets including radio, television and print media, are at the first consultation which began this morning at 10 am in Suva, at the Holiday Inn. Consultations in Labasa are on April 8 and in Lautoka, on April 10.
Editor's note: For more on the media decree debate, see the Radio Australia story on Pacific Beat:
For over 12 months now, Fiji's local media and organisations like wire service Pacnews have been censored, with a ban on any negative story about the military regime and a directive that it practise a "journalism of hope". The interim government says the new decree will end that censorship.
Presenter: Sam Seke, Speaker: Campbell Cooney, Pacific correspondent; Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji interim attorney-general; Lieutenant Colonel Neumi Leweni, Fiji permanent secretary for information
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