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Fiji journalists urged to stop censoring themselves

Fiji journalists urged to stop censoring themselves

Updated 10 September 2012, 17:37 AEST

Journalists in Fiji have been told to stop censoring their own work by the woman who for years was in charge of official government censorship.

Ministry of Information head, Sharon Smith-Johns, made the plea to end self-censorship at a conference on Media and Democracy at the University of the South Pacific.

She said while journalists in Fiji might be too afraid to report fully, they shouldn't use that as an excuse to not do their jobs.

The head of the USP's Journalist department, Dr Marc Edge, who organised the conference, has welcomed her comments.

Bruce Hill reports on the conference, which saw journalists examining the state of their profession in Fiji today.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Jack Lemmon in the 1974 movie "The Front Page," The organiser of the conference on Media and Democracy at the USP in Suva, Dr Marc Edge, Sharon Smith-Johns, Fiji's permanent secretary of information

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