Fiji plans to set up Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Fijian government is planning to set up a Broadcasting
Standards Authority along the same lines as the regulators in Australia and Britain.

Information Minister Simione Kaitani is pursuing the idea of a Fiji Broadcasting Standards Authority, which will regulate broadcasters and examine complaints about broadcast content.

The minister says there is an increasing number of complaints from all sectors against the types of
programs aired on free-to-air television channels and radio stations.

A new broadcasting act and the standards authority will “safeguard the values, culture and
morals of the citizens of Fiji,” according to the Minister.