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NGO Coalition welcomes Fiji Times judgment

May 23, 2018 6:20 pm

The NGO Coalition on Human Rights has welcomed the decision of the High Court where by Fiji Times executives and Writer Josaia Waqabaca were acquitted for sedition and aiding and abetting charges.

Chair, Nalini Singh says section 17 of the Constitution guarantees the citizens of Fiji with freedom of speech, expression and publication.

Singh says it is encouraging to see democracy and rule of law prevail in Fiji.

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She says the Coalition holds freedom of expression and speech dear to the realisation of human rights.

The chair says the Coalition reiterates the importance to promote an enabling environment for citizens and the media to prevent self-censorship and ensure people are being informed of current affairs and issues.

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