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Hypocrites tell journalists to be vigilant & analytical

March 16, 2014

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FijiOne TV reports that journalists have been reminded that their primary role is to gather and disseminate news.

The reports says that Chief Justice Anthony Gates told 70 journalists during a workshop on the 2013 Constitution that they are the front liners of the news industry. Given that how news is sourced has changed, Justice Gates told the journalists of the public’s very high expectations.

The report says that Fiji’s illegal Attorney General Khaiyum said that such training is crucial and he challenged journalists to improve news content and be analytical. This is Khaiyum preaching lies. …Yes, Khaiyum says the fancy words, but the reality is that the journalists are not allowed to report actual events as they see it.  If they do then they face threats and intimidation and even beatings at the camp.

The workshop was facilitated by former High Court judge Nazhat Shameem.

Source – TFF; Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Timoci Gaunavinaka permalink
    March 19, 2014 10:56 AM

    Ro Teimumu and her Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) want to re-instate the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC). She seems to believe that only they can properly guide we iTaukei and protect indigenous rights. She often argues that chiefs were given by God to lead and guide us.

    In the past 30 years, instead of leading and guiding we iTaukei to building a strong and prosperous nation, some members of the GCC; 1.    Promoted Racism and Discrimination 2.    Failed to address the poor educational standards of iTaukei students 3.    Supported the Coups of 1987 and 2000 and did nothing to stop the burning of businesses and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. 4.    Ignored the tens of thousands of iTaukei who have no land rights because they are not registered in the Vola ni Kawa Bula (VKB) 5.    Use their status to obtain huge unpaid loans that collapsed our National Bank. 6.    Misuse native land lease money that was supposed to benefit all their people.

    Despite the GCC’s failures in advancing the interests of our iTaukei people, some chiefs like Ro Teimumu still unashamedly argued that they were chosen by God to lead in trying to justify their privileged existence.

    History has shown that the skills of great leadership can never be earned by birth. From Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even our very own Ratu Sukuna, they were all trained, sacrificed and tested before becoming great leaders.

    Despite all the logics, history and the laws of nature that proves otherwise, Ro Teimumu and SODELPA still insist that good leadership is a birthright.

    This can only be true if while we commoners were born as naked infants, chiefs were born as wise educated adults wearing their “wa-bale” and “masi kuvui” after nine months of intensive leadership training in the womb.

  2. Timoci Gaunavinaka permalink
    March 19, 2014 10:58 AM

    Ro Teimumu and her Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) want to re-instate the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC). She seems to believe that only they can properly guide we iTaukei and protect indigenous rights. She often argues that chiefs were given by God to lead and guide us.

    In the past 30 years, instead of leading and guiding we iTaukei to building a strong and prosperous nation, some members of the GCC;
    1. Promoted Racism and Discrimination
    2. Failed to address the poor educational standards of iTaukei students
    3. Supported the Coups of 1987 and 2000 and did nothing to stop the burning of businesses and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in investments.
    4. Ignored the tens of thousands of iTaukei who have no land rights because they are not registered in the Vola ni Kawa Bula (VKB)
    5. Use their status to obtain huge unpaid loans that collapsed our National Bank.
    6. Misuse native land lease money that was supposed to benefit all their people.

    Despite the GCC’s failures in advancing the interests of our iTaukei people, some chiefs like Ro Teimumu still unashamedly argued that they were chosen by God to lead in trying to justify their privileged existence.

    History has shown that the skills of great leadership can never be earned by birth. From Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even our very own Ratu Sukuna, they were all trained, sacrificed and tested before becoming great leaders.

    Despite all the logics, history and the laws of nature that proves otherwise, Ro Teimumu and SODELPA still insist that good leadership is a birthright.

    This can only be true if while we commoners were born as naked infants, chiefs were born as wise educated adults wearing their “wa-bale” and “masi kuvui” after nine months of intensive leadership training in the womb.

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