Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cross Media Ownership and Cross Cabinet Positions: Spot the Hypocrites

Posted by Pacific in the Media- 30 June 2010





Under the illegal and obnoxious Media Decree, Cross Media Ownership is where a person of a certain medium is limited in the amount of shares they can hold in other mediums or of the same medium.



Section 39 sub-section 4 of the decree states that no person may act as a director in more than one media organisation and they have been given 12 months to comply with the cross ownership requirements in the Media Decree.



And yet see below the cross-Cabinet positions the coupists are holding since the 2006 coup:




Frank Bainimarama:

Prime Minister and Minister for Public Service; People's Charter for Change; Minister for Information and Archives; Minister for Finance and National Planning and Sugar; Minister for Provincial Development, Indigenous and Multi-Ethnic Affairs. The dictator is also the Commander of the RFMF.



Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum:

Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Electoral Reform, Public Enterprises and Anti-Corruption, Industry, Tourism, Trade and Communication.





Filipe Bole

Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, Youth and Sports, Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.



Epeli Ganilau

Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration, and occasionally the un-elected acting Prime Minister





Inoke Kubuabola

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation and International Cooperation





Colonel Samuela Saumatua:

Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment





Ms Sharon Smith-Johns:

In defending the media degree, the regime’s media propagandist pointed out similar legislations etc abroad. The difference is most legislations have come from governments who were given the democratic mandate to act and not through the barrel of the gun.





In any case, while Sharon-Smith Johns was busy defending the section on cross-media ownership in the decree, she herself was running around to other assignments, in her capacity as Acting Permanent Secretary for Information, National Archives and Library Services of Fiji.





What difference is there in her holding the various portfolios, which is closely related, and by those who equally have vested interests in cross-businesses?





Take the case of Mai Life Magazine, whose owners are now contemplating the future of their investment as the restrictions on cross media ownership in the new Media Industry Development Decree will have serious implications on the monthly magazine.





Richard Broadbridge said they have to study the decree before deciding their next step. However he said it would be a shame if Mai Life magazine is forced to close down. The Magazine is owned and operated by Richard Boardbridge and his wife Judith Ragg as Broadbridge is also the founder and the director of MaiTv.





Section 39 sub section 4 of the media decree states that no person may act as a director in more than one media organisation and they have been given 12 months to comply with the cross ownership requirements in the Media Decree.





We say to the Broadbriges; do not feel shameful, for it is those in the regime, especially Khaiyum and his un-elected Solicitor-General Christopher Pryde who should be shameful, and who should be fined and jailed for introducing the treasonous decree.





The difference between those having cross-ownerships is that they rightly deserve it whereas those holding cross-Cabinet positions have forcibly imposed themselves on the people of Fiji through the barrel of the gun.


Comments posted on Matavuvale.com

  • Suli and Freedom and Democracy Fiji Movement this is very clever.
    For any Organization Structure the Leadership and Management issues are the same. You have legitimacy in order to account to our customers, for the public good. The UIIMJR fail of this one.
    The differences between ownership and cabinet positions are in purpose, personality, performance and process. The UIIMJR fail on all these 4 Ps.
    The UIIMJR is disconnected and therefore wants to control something they don't have and as a result fear. And will never be able to control, because they are not trained for the new market Information Communication Technological Age, where the "carrot" is more effective that the "stick".
    Mere.
  • LAWA NI VAKAU I TUKUTUKU-Suliasi Daunitutu 

    Kemuni na wekaqu, sa mai siga rua oti na kena sa tekivu vakayagataki na lawa ka vauci ira na dau vakau i tukutuku, mai na vei niusiveva, retio, retio yaloyalo kei na veika e vauci ena cakacaka qo.

    Eda mai raica na kudru ni veimatanitu e veiyasai vuravura me baleta na kena laurai ni sogoti kina na nodra galala na dauvakau i tukutuku me ra vola se ripotetaka na veika e yaco tiko mai noda vanua ena gauna qo ka vakakina na gauna e matada. Qo e i vakaraitaki ni nodratou sa sogota ka kidomoka vakadua na noda galala na matanitu suguraki nei Bainimarama.

    Ia, ena veika sa mai yaco qo, sa mai laurai kina na nodratou sa sagata tikoga vakaukauwa na matanitu suguraki qo, me ratou vakarusa vakadua na veika eda vakamareqeta ka sa tiki tu mai ni noda bula na Kaiviti ena dua na gauna balavu sara. Au vosa tiko qo ena kena sa vakarau me mai sogo vakadua e dua na niusiveva ka a tekivu taba veva sara mai 1869 mai Levuka, ka curuma vata mai kei Viti na gauna ni Koloni, na nodra i lakolako mai na qirimiti na tu vakai koya me yacova na kena mai tamusuki na nodratou cakacaka vinaka mai vei iratou na matanitu qo.

    Kemuni na wekaqu, na niusiveva na Fiji Times esa tiki tu ni noda bula na Kaiviti me sivia e 140 na yabaki, sa rui ka bibi me da kila, ni kena mai sogoti e kauta vata mai e vuqa na ka.

    Matai, na kena yali e dua na noda tikini bula ni veisiga, karua na kena mai kau tani na nodra cakacaka e sivia e 500 na tamata, katolu na kena mai tamusuki e dua nai vurevure ni i lavo ka va na nodra na musuka na nodra via lako yani na tamata me ra laki vakaduri bisinisi ena noda vanua. E vuqa tale na ka e rawa ni yaco mai na kena sogo na Fiji Times, ka na lauti ira ga na lewe ni vanua na kena revurevu, sega ni’o ratou na veiliutaki tiko qo.

    Eda raica rawa i keri ni kena mai biu na lawa qo, e sega ni dua na ka vinaka e kauta mai vei Viti, na vakaloloma ga kei na kena tosoi cake na dravudravua. Na usutu levu ga ni lawa qo, sai koya na kena sagai me ratou kakua ni vakalewai na matanitu nei Voreqe, ka vakaraitaka votu vei keda na nodratou rerevaka na vosa vakadodonu kei na veivakalewai ka rawa ni ceuta mai ki macawa na nodratou duka ni veiliutaki. Oya nai tovo dina ni veivakalolomataki, veivakalaboci ka salavata na qaciqacia.

    Kevaka ko ni na qai wilika na lawa qo, o ni na raica, ni buli vakatabakidua me baleta na nodratou veiliutaki, ka sega ni baleta na kena sagai me vakavinakataki na ministiri ni vakau i tukutuku.

    Sa voleka ni vakarusai kece na veika eda nanuma tu ni tiki ni noda bula nai taukei, me tekivu mai na Lotu, na Bose Levu Vakaturaga, na Matanitu Digitaki, na dodonu ni lewe ni vanua, sa mai yaco qo ena vakau i tukutuku.

    Me’u tarogi kemuni mada, na cava ena tarava ? Eda na tu ga ka raica na kena vakavurumemeataki na noda i vakarau ni bula, i tovo, cakacaka, vuvale kei na nodra dodonu na luveda me ra bula galala me ra yacova na vanua e rawa ni kauti ira kina na veituberi vakavuli kei na nodra kila ka ? Se vinaka vei keda me da rai tu ka vakaveitaliataki na noda vanua ena so na vakatulewa yalowai, lecaika, ni lewe vica na tamata era saga na ka me nodra ga - se na nodra kocokoco na lewe vica.

    Na sogo ni niusiveva qo, e sa vakaraitaka na noda malumalumu ni taqomaka na veika e dodonu me da maroroya.

    Ke sa da sega ni lomana na Lotu, na Bose levu Vakaturaga, na noda cakacaka kei na veika eda vakamareqeta, au nanuma ni na sega ni dua e na rawa ni tu me vorata nai lakolako ni veivakalolomataki qo ni sa yacova yani na noda qele. Sai koya oya na vanua e sa mua tiko kina na veiliutaki qo, na kena volitaki vakadua na veika Vakaviti me ganita na nodra nanuma dukadukali na vica na tamata lolovira na nodra vakanananu.

    Ni kakua ni wele, baleta na veika ena yaco vei Viti, ena sega ni vinaka cake, ena toro sobu sara na kena vakaloloma ka da beitaki ga kina na lewena ni da laiva me yaco vei keda na veika kece qo.

    Vinaka, Suliasi Daunitutu
  • Suli and Friends,

    Au sega ni kila rawa se cava e nodra nanuma tiko na wekada mai Viti ena gauna 'qo, baleta na dredre ni bula e yacovi ira tiko ena vei siga. Eda rogoca na tubu ki lomalagi ni sau ni kakana, nai sulu kei na veika tale eso e vakayagataki ena vei siga.

    Na dredre ni bula era sotakaya na noda mai na veikorokoro, era na sega ni vakila na sotia mai Delainabua, baleta ni ra taura na kedra i sau levu ena gauna ni veisaumi, ka tudei tiko na nodra cakacaka kevaka era TAULO tiko ka tawamudu vua na dictator.

    Evei ena tini kina na veivakalolomataki 'qo? Ena tini ga kevaka era sega ni taleitaka na lewe ni vanua na nodra vakalolomataki. Na dididigi e nodra, na vakaloloma e nodra; ia na tarabi ni veika kece eda sotava tiko 'qo ena nodra na noda kawa mai muri.

    Sa tekivu tiko na noda volitaki na kawa i taukei - ka kena ulutagataka tiko na ulubale ni veivakatorocaketaki!






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