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Panpa Bulletin : May 2010
TWO Fijian newspapers will be closed or sold if new interim govern- ment media regulations are passed. The media controls announced by Fiji's interim government this month limit foreign ownership of any media company to 10 percent, which will mean the Fiji Times is shut down or sold, as News Ltd owns 100 percent of the publication. The Fiji Daily Post will also face a shake-up, as it is 80 per cent owned by Australian businessman Alan Hickling. The draft decree sets out the opera- tions for a new Media Tribunal, Me- dia Industry Development Authority and a Media Code of Ethics. Breaches of the proposed decree will incur jail sentences for journalists, editors and publishers of up to five years and fines reaching F$100,000. Media organisations may face fines of up to F$500,000 for certain breaches. Malcolm Colless, former senior executive at News Ltd and column- ist for The Australian newspaper, told The Bulletin: "The draft decree is really draconian to put it mildly. It is totally designed to discourage foreign ownership and intimidate journalists." In a statement from News Ltd following the release of the draft decree, the media conglomerate stated that it had made representa- tion to the Fijian authorities over its concern for the future limitation of foreign ownership in Fiji. "Over the years publishing in Fiji has been difficult. Our staff have endured censorship, physical intimidation and the deportation of two successive managing directors in 2008 and 2009," the statement said. But the company has stated, despite the difficulty, that it will continue their commitment to the people of Fiji. Creina Chapman, Corporate Af- fairs Manager for News Ltd, told The Bulletin: "We have to keep in mind that the decree is still in draft form." Mr Colless doubts the future of both local and foreign-run media companies in Fiji. PRINT POST APPROVED: 239556/00015 DONE DEAL Regime muzzles media GOING GREEN 4 PAGE SPECIAL REPORT Newspaper Publishers' Association SHE'S GOT THE WHOLE GLOBE IN HER HANDS: Jakarta journalist Ade Mardiyati holds the Jakarta Globe as Indonesia begins to ease press restrictions and embraces more English-language journalism Are newspapers doing enough to promote their green credentials? 100% of newsprint comes from renewable sources 25% target reduc tion in carbon emissions before 2020 from Australia and New Zealand 's largest producer of newsprint Nick Evershed asks industry leaders "We're not doing anything. I suspect readers would care and see it as useful, or necessary. "In addition to running promotional house ads or editorial, I also think that in all the newsrooms I have worked in, there's been an extraordinar y waste of paper." Antony Phillips Hawke's Bay Today "No. Readers definitely care about these things; not sure about advertisers. "It 's not something we've thought about. We run house ads for heaps of things we do, so maybe we could do something" Brenton Waters Acting Editor, Beaudesert Times " There's a lot of talk about news going electronic, but I think people would be happier to know where the newspaper is coming from. "I do occasionally run an ad about recycled paper. Trouble is, in a country town, I'm not even sure where the recycling goes when it gets to the council depot." Alexandra Rea Editor, Braidwood Times EDITORS: WE NEED TO DO MORE Page 13 ACCIDENTAL GREENIES Page 11 GOVERNMENT GREEN DEAL Page 10 Plus on www.panpa.org.au VIDEO : HOWWE MAKE OUR NEWSPRINT DOWNLOAD HOUSE AD FOR YOUR NEWSPAPER roud to be green Newspapers: an environmentally sustainable industry a r U apers use wood fibres from tion forests -- forests are part climate change solution: Newspapers need to kill myths because they don't kill trees NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR ENTRIES OPENMAY 1. WINNERS ANNOUNCED: AUGUST 26 FULL STORY > Page 5 • Reduce down time • Reduce waste • Reduce maintenance • Environmental benefits Filtration for your environmental responsibility LithoTech International Phone: +61 2 9684 6630 www.lti.com.au ebecca Leaver NPA CONTINUED PAGE 8 SPORTS RIGHTS Pages6&7 SPECIAL FEATURE ALAN CHAN: SINGAPORE'S TIGER CEO Page 20 STOP PRESS: Publication of the Newspaper Publishers' Association