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Fiji media decree to replace emergency regulation, says colonel

Pacific Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

FIJI MEDIA DECREE TO BE IMPLEMENTED SOON

SUVA (Fijivillage.com/Pacific Media Watch):  The Public Emergency Regulation will be lifted in Fiji as soon as the new Media Decree is implemented.

Permanent Secretary for Information Lt Colonel Neumi Leweni confirms that work on the new Media Decree has started and it should be in place soon.

When Fijivillage News questioned Lt Colonel Leweni whether the PER is now only in place only for the media, he said there are some other matters apart from the media.

But he confirms that the introduction of the Media Decree will end the PER.

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Meanwhile the Public Emergency Regulation has been extended for another 30 days.

The extension was made on the January 3.

Source: 6583 Pacific Media Watch
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