Letters To The Editor, May 17, 2015

Spice it up Regina Naidu, Lautoka With reference to articles in the media on Wednesday (May 13 and May 14) on actress Sunny Leone’s planned concerts in Fiji, I would
17 May 2015 09:27
Letters To The Editor, May 17, 2015

Spice it up

Regina Naidu, Lautoka

With reference to articles in the media on Wednesday (May 13 and May 14) on actress Sunny Leone’s planned concerts in Fiji, I would like to express my dismay on the media coverage that has been given to a porn star who has now entered the Bollywood industry.

The manner in which this piece of news is being reported reflects on the quality and standard of training that is being provided to journalists who work in the media industry today.

This also reflects the market-driven attitude of all newspaper rooms to sensationalise anything under the sun to make a buck.

Why are we giving so much media coverage to a porn star who is trying to find a footing in Bollywood?

The choice of how much space a paper gives and prominence reflects the lack of social responsibility a newspaper holds towards the ethical development of our youths, our women and communities in Fiji.

I express my disappointment with the statement by Total Event Company manager, Loretta Jackson; “We are really excited to be involved in the production of the shows which will have entertainers of Sunny Leone’s calibre”.

One called her “the Queen of Seduction” and Radio Navtarang director in a promotional statement said, “the most entertaining show the country has ever seen”.

We are bringing a former porn star to our country, a woman who has absolutely no skills and talent, but is made glamorous by the media for being a porn star and she is slated as an “entertainer of Sunny Leone’s calibre”.

What kind of message is our written press giving to our youths?

The media is promoting the sexual objectification of women and has a strong hand in the ethical breakdown of our communities in Fiji.

Was there no other creative mechanism left for Communications Fiji Limited to celebrate its 25th anniversary apart from bringing a former porn star to our shores? Where are our priorities in Fiji?

As a woman and as an educator I say, shame on you and all stakeholders in this venture!!

Parliamentary    privilege

Amenatave Yaconisau, Suva

I can see that the debate in Parliment is not going to get us anywhere if the speaker’s facilitation of it continues in the guise of maintaining decorum.

Smoke-free zone

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

The Suva Market is a smokefree zone.

During the commercial the iTaukei lady pointing out to the board which clearly indicates the ban of cigarettes in the area, but not far between the market and the bus stand where the bean carts are, you walk through smoke as these is where commuters meet to smoke and where rolls are sold illegally.

Even the bus stand has smoking ban notices, but some of the heavy smokers in this area are bus drivers and bus checkers.

How can the people of Fiji be educated to respect these notices?

Minor convictions

Sukha Singh, Labasa

To be a truly democratic country everybody should be allowed to contest the elections as long as they declare their criminal convictions just like their financial status.

We have seen people with clean records bankrupt the country so what other damage can a man with a drunk and disorderly conviction do to the country?

I hope Dan Urai can contest the next elections

Email and Facebook

Allen Lockington, Nadi

It always amuse me to see e-mails and Facebook posts from my “friends” during working hours.

I smile when I see a forwarded e-mail and it has .gov at the end. These guys must be monitoring us or have nothing to do.

The funny ones are the posts on Facebook and I know that the person is at work.

Has Government approved Facebook during office hours? It would be interesting to know.

Dazzled, mesmerised

Waisea Muavono, Lautoka

Looking forward to another weekend of being dazzled and mesmerised by our 7s warriors while sitting beside our magic basin.

Allen, it’s your turn to bring the waka. Go Fiji go!

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