Journalists and educators condemn Fiji censorship! 2

Soldiers and police have no place in any newsroom.
We oppose the Fiji dictatorship’s attempts to control our Fiji colleagues by threats, intimidation and censorship. We call on our governments to seek to protect all Fiji journalists striving to perform their duties in these difficult circumstances.
As journalists and educators we affirm Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
We strongly support our esteemed Australian colleague, Sean Dorney and other foreign journalists who have been expelled from Fiji because they sought the truth in the public interest.

Professor Alan Knight

Associate Professor David Robie
Professor John Henningham
Professor John Herbert
Associate Professor Michael Meadows
Joseph M Fernandez
Professor Wendy Bacon
Lawrie Zion
Associate Professor Roger Patching
Alexandra Wake
Professor Kerry Green
Associate Professor Anne Dunn
Professor Mark Pearson
Professor Chris Nash
Dr John Cokley
Dr Cathy Jenkins
Margaret Van Heekeren
Associate Professor Gail Phillips
Jenna Price
Marcus O’Donnell
Tony Maniaty
John Moseley
Erin O’Dwyer
Dr Trevor Cullen
Bonita Mason
Colleen Murrell
Eurydice Aroney
Dr Janine Little
Maree Curtis
David Lawrence
Susie Eisenhuth
Dr An Nguyen
Kim Lockwood
Professor Lynette Sheridan Burns
Professor Ian Richards
Mignon Shardlow
Nicola Goc
Amanda Watson
Julie Posetti
Kathryn Bowd
Dianne Jones
Dr Lee Duffield
Dr Angela Romano
Associate Professor Stephen Lamble
Jolyon Sykes
Jane Johnston
Desley Bartlett
Associate Professor Leo Bowman
Kay Nankervis
Dr Willa McDonald
Dr Molly Kasinger
Dr Richard Phillipps

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2 comments

  1. Please add my name too. When I was at the ABC a few decades ago, Sean was evicted from PNG just for reporting honestly – & in PNG Govt retaliation for a Four Corners story, I recall. – RichardDr Richard PhillippsResearch Fellow & Editor Humanities Faculty NewsBond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229 Phone + 61 7 5533 9758 Mobile : + 61 4 2739 2568

  2. Please add my name too. When I was at the ABC a few decades ago, Sean was evicted from PNG just for reporting honestly – & in PNG Govt retaliation for a Four Corners story, I recall. – RichardDr Richard PhillippsResearch Fellow & Editor Humanities Faculty NewsBond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229 Phone + 61 7 5533 9758

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