Fiji Media Council
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2008
Fiji’s Media Council consists of a group of highly regarded media organisations and public-spirited individuals whose role overall is to promote and encourage quality journalism.
- To promote high journalistic standards.
- To enhance the media's image
- To safeguard the media's independence
- To uphold freedom of speech and expression.
- To uphold the public's right to be informed accurately and fairly.
- To promote and independent and effective Complaints Committee.
- To promote a Code of Ethics and Practice for journalists and media organisations.
The Council has the respect and support of every major media organisation in the Fiji Island and enjoys close links with media associations around the Pacific and throughout the world.
It is the Media Council that sees to the safeguarding of freedom of press and broadcast media.
The Media Council's General Media Code of Ethics and Practice fulfils an important role in raising journalistic standards, and every working journalist in the Fiji Islands has been provided with a copy.
Of the current 14 members, seven are media companies and seven are private individuals. All members have equal voting rights.