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‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commonwealth, Coup culture, Crime, Editor's Picks, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji military, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, IntJourn Project, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, Text  /  Comments Off on ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the first coup. Three decades after I watched Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka walking Parliamentarians out of the back door of Parliament […]

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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

Published By   /  September 6, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

Published By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Images, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

With the date for this year’s second Fiji general election since the 2006 coup yet to be announced, one of the questions is will there be a free media for the campaign? Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva talks to some media commentators who are not optimistic. The frenzy of the forthcoming elections is just starting to […]

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Jale Moala: Fiji’s longest day – George Speight and the march of madness

Published By   /  May 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, fiji daily post, Fiji media, George Speight, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Rioting, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Jale Moala: Fiji’s longest day – George Speight and the march of madness

BRIEFING: By Jale Moala in Port Moresby MAY 19, 2000: As editor of the Fiji Daily Post newspaper in Suva, I was expecting some big stories that day but nothing like what happened – today, 18 years ago. A march by radical indigenous Fijians had been planned and Parliament was sitting, with an Indo-Fijian Prime […]

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Jale Moala: The Fiji coup that started it all

Published By   /  May 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji democracy movement, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, Military Forces, Military leaders, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Jale Moala: The Fiji coup that started it all

The 14 May 1987 Fiji military coup by Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka … sparked off the legacy of the so-called “coup culture”. Image: File FLASHBACK: By Jala Moala, a former editor of the Fiji Daily Post, recalls the day of Fiji’s coup. It is the morning of 14 May 1987, just after 10am, and I am […]

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Coups, globalisation and tough questions for Fiji’s future

Published By   /  February 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, books, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Fiji, Fiji coups, fiji daily post, fiji election, George Speight, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, publishing, robbie robertson, Sitiveni Rabuka, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Coups, globalisation and tough questions for Fiji’s future

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Coups, globalisation and tough questions for Fiji’s future Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. The General’s Goose – three decades of Fiji “coup culture”. And what now with the secondpost-coup election due this year? REVIEW: By David Robie of Café Pacific Author Dr […]

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Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’

Published By   /  January 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Book Reviews, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji media, George Speight, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Research, Reviews, Sitiveni Rabuka, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’ BOOKS: David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review When Commodore (now rear admiral retired and an elected prime minister) Voreqe Bainimarama staged Fiji’s fourth “coup to end all coups” on 5 December 2006, it was widely misunderstood, […]

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Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

Published By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, coup makers, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji Times, hate speech, incitement, Indigenous, Judiciary, Media, Media censorship, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Muslim, Nai Lalakai, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Release, Reports, The Fiji Times, vernacular press, Wadan Narsey  /  Comments Off on Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji? Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Wadan Narsey in Suva In 2016, two of Fiji’s main media organisations, the privately owned The Fiji Times and state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, came to public attention, for the […]

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