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Fiji regime extends emergency powers till end of the year


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) Fiji's military regime has extended emergency powers, which ban political meetings and criticism of the government, until the end of the year, according to reports from the capital ... Read more...

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Fiji’s neighbours disagree on how to deal with its military regime


May 19th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 19 (DPA) Differences among Fiji's Pacific neighbours over how to deal with the island's military regime emerged Tuesday following top-level talks between New Zealand and Tonga. Tongan Prime Minister Feleti ... Read more...

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Arrested Fiji journalists released (Lead)


May 11th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 11 (DPA) Two Fijian journalists were released Monday after being detained for two days for infringing media censorship imposed by the Pacific island country's military rulers, a media report said. ... Read more...

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Two scribes held in Fiji for infringing censorship


May 11th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 11 (DPA) Two journalists working for the independent Fijilive news website have been arrested, apparently for infringing emergency censorship regulations barring reports that cast a negative light on the Pacific ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship for a month (Lead)


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime is extending emergency regulations, which include media censorship and a ban on political meetings, for another month, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. The extension ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship


May 4th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime will extend emergency regulations, which include a ban on political meetings and media censorship, for another month, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. Extension of emergency powers ... Read more...

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South Pacific Forum poised to suspend Fiji


May 1st, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) The 16-member South Pacific Forum was poised Friday to suspend membership of Fiji, which has been ruled by military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama since he ousted the elected ... Read more...

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Fiji strongman gets honour for service to humanity


April 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 24 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama, who took control in a coup 29 months ago, was Friday given one of the Pacific island nation's highest awards for service to ... Read more...

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Fiji’s military regime tightens hold on power


April 17th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (DPA) Fiji's military regime strengthened its grip on power Friday with the swearing-in of the interim indigenous affairs minister and former military forces commander as vice president, said news ... Read more...

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EU expresses disappointment over Fiji situation


April 16th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 16 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) said Thursday that developments in Fiji were unacceptable and called on the interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to honour the commitments his government pledged ... Read more...

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No news is news in censored Fiji


April 16th, 2009 - 5:27 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 16 (DPA) In a satirical jibe at stringent censorship imposed by Fiji's military government, the Daily Post newspaper has been filling the space with some no news. Headlines in Wednesday's edition ... Read more...

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Fiji military leader defiant over clampdown


April 15th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 15 (DPA) Fiji's military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama Wednesday defiantly defended his clampdown on freedom of speech, saying he wanted no opposition to his plans to abolish the existing electoral system ... Read more...

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Fiji’s military government expels three foreign journalists


April 14th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Fiji's military government has expelled three foreign journalists and arrested a local reporter over their reporting of the deteriorating political situation in the island nation.ABC correspondent Sean ... Read more...

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Fiji military regime bans all media criticism


April 13th, 2009 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 13 (DPA) Fiji's military regime which was reappointed last week after being declared illegal by the Court of Appeal has banned all media criticism under emergency regulations, according to reports ... Read more...

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Fiji military government censors media


April 12th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 12 (DPA) Fiji's biggest newspaper appeared with a blank page Sunday and the national television network refused to broadcast its usual evening news bulletin to protest censorship by the ... Read more...

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Fiji president revokes constitution, bans elections to 2014


April 10th, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fijian President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, whose military government has been declared illegal by the Court of Appeal, revoked the constitution Friday and sacked the country's judges, according to ... Read more...

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