THE SUN IS YET TO RISE AND REPORT: MIDA Judgment in favour of Waqavonovono was handed down on 9 February 2015: "I had called for a meeting with both Ms Pratibha and Mr Nemani Delaibatiki and expressed my concerns that such statements are defamatory and incriminating in nature and therefore in breach of the Media Decree and that columns such as Coconut Wireless must adhere to the protocols of responsible journalism...the report by the Fiji Sun accusing Sodelpa of playing 'divisive and land cards of the past' is antagonistic, thoroughly yoked in the logic of race and bereft of facts'..."
[NO 40 21/2/2015]
Principal Administrative Officer of the Opposition Mick Beddoes on behalf of Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa welcomed the findings of MIDA Chairman Ashwin Raj against Jyoti Pratibha and the Fiji Sun in response to a complaint lodged by SODELPA Youth President Peter Waqavonuvonu in December last year
Mr. Beddoes said in his findings Chairman Ashwin Raj suggested that the Article - Man of the Year; the PM who delivers; was antagonistic, thoroughly yoked in logic of race and bereft of facts.
Beddoes said Mr. Raj ruled that Miss Pratibha’s remark that Peter Waqavonuvonu shave and buy a deodorant were defamatory and incriminating in nature and therefor in breach of the Media Decree. Beddoes added that by using her privileged position in the Media Industry to make those nasty remarks against Peter says more about her lack of moral integrity then it does about her questionable journalistic skills. Mr. Raj said that column’s such as Whispers and Coconut Wireless must adhere to the protocols of responsible journalism.
Beddoes said Ro Teimumu was proud of the courage and timely action of Peter on behalf of our SODELPA Youth for the Party and was encouraged by what appears to be a fair and reasonable ruling to the unsubstantiated allegations, misinformation and bias against SODELPA and its leaders that both Jyoti Pratibha and Nemani Delaibatiki have relentlessly pursued in order to politically weaken and discredit the party and the Leadership of Ro Teimumu Kepa.
Beddoes said that today’s article on page one by Litia Cava is another example of the Sun’s relentless campaign against our Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa and by association the party.
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