Report – By Anna Majavu of Pacific Media Watch
Journalists from the daily newspaper Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes have accused their editorial board of buckling under political pressure from the French High Commissioner, who they claim had interfered with editorial independence.
A statement by Nouvelles Calédoniennes Journalists’ Association said that journalists were “at the end of their tether and their energy” after High Commissioner Jean-Jacques Brot had allegedly insisted that the newspaper’s editorial board publish an article he wrote attacking the newspaper’s journalists.
Translated from the French, the association statement said the newspaper directors were “buckling under repeated pressure from Brot”. Read more »