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Fiji: Silencing the Blogs.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 13, 2007

Source: No Right Turn & CYFSWATCH NZ

Fiji: Silencing the Blogs.
Tuesday, 13.03.2007, 06:43am (GMT12)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Last week the Fijian military went hunting for the authors of the blog Intelligentsiya, accusing them of accusing them of “portraying a negative image of the Interim Government”. They haven’t caught them yet, but their hunt has had other results: Fijian blogger Ms Vakaivosavosa, who had previously been a strong critic of the coup and interim regime, has decided to call it a day rather than risk being dragged in for supporting “incitement”.

So, in the space of just four months, Fiji has gone from a (albeit flawed) democracy to a place where people are afraid to criticise the government for fear of being dragged from their beds in the middle of the night. And some people still consider Commodore Bainimarama to be a “progressive” dictator…?

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One Response to “Fiji: Silencing the Blogs.”

  1. Dear CYFSWatch,

    I have no problem with people syndicating my content (that is after all what RSS is for), but I prefer that it be properly credited. The above post was taken verbatim from No Right Turn, and yet credited to “No Right Turn & CYFSWATCH NZ”. What exactly did CYFSWatch add to it, beyond a false claim of ownership?

    Please endeavour to be more polite in future.



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