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Letters To The Editor 2nd November, 2018

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Neelz Roy, Lami The UN initiated International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is on November 2. It has
02 Nov 2018 12:22
Letters To The Editor 2nd November, 2018

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Neelz Roy,

Lami

The UN initiated International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is on November 2.

It has been recognised since 2013. Every year many journalists are attacked, abused, mistreated, tortured or killed. Today, journalism is one of the most dangerous professions anywhere. The job comes with a lot of responsibilities in getting factual news to make the headlines.

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists can be seen as a request to all the member states of the UN to work against impunity for crimes against journalists.

The countries are asked to take concrete action.

The safety of journalists has to be maintained as they are doing the important job of informing the whole world about what is going on in conflict areas for example.

On this day, I pay tribute to journalists who do their jobs every day despite intimidation and threats. Their work – and that of their fallen colleagues ¬– reminds us that truth never dies. Neither must our commitment to the fundamental right to freedom of expression.

I live you with this Quote “Fake news is cheap to produce. Genuine journalism is expensive”- Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

 

Ultra-nationalism

Simon Hazelman,

Savusavu

It is as clear as the blue skies that Sitiveni Rabuka’s reasoning for returning to politics is exactly the same as 1987!

Backed by ultra-nationalist followers, mainly from the north, their mission is to gain back iTaukei elitism power and supremacy!

While I may agree with some iTaukei sentiments, I am doubtful that Rabuka and SODELPA will be able to run an efficient, disciplined government. History and current SODELPA ideologies simply confirms that!

Fiji is currently progressing consistently well and the thought of SODELPA getting back into power sure rings many alarm bells! Alarm bells that ought to be listened to carefully and avoided!

Fiji has turned a new leaf while the ultranationalist minority are still hanging on by a thread, blinded by a cloak of pretentious Christianity and egotistical ideals, believing in nothing more than an illusion!

The crux of the matter is that the iTaukei own the majority of land and they will always have benefit over others. Its what they do with it that matters, and its here where the iTaukei needs to concentrate their efforts and energy.

Nothing comes easy without hardwork and if there is one ethnic group that can do it most of all, it is the iTaukei. Mindsets and attitudes need to change and if this can be achieved, the iTaukei stand to be the ultimate winners!

Our current constitution and the FijiFirst Government have paved the way forward, and forward we all ought to be thinking and looking!

 

Papal documents

Tukai Lagonilakeba,

Nadi

Vinaka Brother Fergus Garret and Ronnie Chang for your letters. I was born into a Catholic family and my church is at Komave Village where the Fiji Credit Union was established under the Umbrella sign by Father Getty.

I have converted to the Pentecostal faith because Fiji is a secular state where it guarantees my right to join and worship in a religion of my choice and my wife is a Catholic but 98 per cent of my family still do practice the Katolika faith as is prevalent in the Vanua o Vusu of Biausevu, Komave and Namatakula where St Peter Chanel School is based amongst their midst at Korolevu i Wai.

But can these two gentlemen please explain why the Catholic faith is as infamous for the continuous rape of innocent altar boys and nuns around the globe. My Christian bible denounces it as a sin but it is a global phenomenon.

The documents such as Rerum Novarum, Populorum Progression and Laudato Si are written by men of the faith and it is not a Bible.

I still maintain that the Archbishop Peter Loy Chong has always been a contradicting, controversial and boisterous Fijian character before and after ascending to the status and I am forever adamant he must resign if his conscience is intact.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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