|The Old Whore From Horowhenua|
Bainimarama has since worked to improve ties with countries including
Russia, North Korea, Turkeyand, most importantly, China. Fijiannounced this year that 300 senior government and agency officials would be trained in leadership skills in China.
“We look to our journalists to assist in the process of introducing a genuine democracy," he said. "The Media Authority doesn't exist to wield a big stick and inhibit public discourse. It exists to remind the media of its ultimate obligation to report with scrupulous fairness and balance in the interests of every Fijian."
There was a time when I immodestly thought the blog had a role to play in modifying opinions. Then, slowly, reality checked in. TheIt seems my work here is done. But don’t worry. If either of these creeps starts with the propaganda again, I’ll be right there to shine a light on it. Bula vinaka,
New Zealandmedia and government are not interested in different perspectives. They have their minds made up. The opponents to the Bainimarama government likewise. And I doubt any senior member of the Fijigovernment even reads the blog.