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CFL: More Media Regulation

A leading broadcaster believes the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission could enter the media space in a regulatory capacity; after the 13-year-old "draconian" Media Industry Development Act 2010 was repealed.
29 Apr 2023 09:56
CFL: More Media Regulation
Communications Fiji Limited chairman, William Parkinson

A leading broadcaster believes the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission could enter the media space in a regulatory capacity; after the 13-year-old “draconian” Media Industry Development Act 2010 was repealed.

Communications Fiji Limited – the country’s only commercial broadcaster – made the remark in the wake of a possible surge in in­terest from the bulk of new share­holders from the Fiji diaspora and international investors.

“There has been speculation that this (repeal of MIDA) will lead to a concentration of ownership in the Fiji media industry;” CFL chair­man, William Parkinson, said.

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Story By: Frederica Elbourne

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