Fiji TV's board chairman, Isoa Kaloumaira, was summoned by the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, three weeks ago after a news bulletin carried a story that had interviews with the deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase and the Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry.
The party leaders had responded to an earlier story in which constitution commissioner,Taufa Vakatale, had blamed politicians of the past for what she said was Fiji's current state.
|Illegal AG Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum|
Fiji TV was also told the regime was going to monitor its bulletins in the month of June.
The threat of closure has been passed to the management at Fiji TV and an internal directive is now in place not to run any anti-government stories.
Fiji TV, which is majority owned by all the Provincial Councils in Fiji and Rotuma, is now operating under uncertainty with its business licence being used as a carrot to intimidate the station.
The station pays out about 1.8 million dollars annually in dividends to the Provincial Councils of Fiji and Rotuma.
According to sources, Fiji TV's business licence is due to expire on June 30th.