Fijian PM Bainimarama apologies to journalists

Fijian PM Bainimarama apologies to journalists

Newsroom Staff Auckland, April 4, 2019 Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said that he ordered the release of Newsroom’s three journalists. He met with them this afternoon to apologise, along with Fiji’s Minister for Environment and the Commissioner for Police. Newsroom Co-Editor Mark Jennings, Investigations Editor Melanie Reid and Freelance Cameraman Hayden Aull were detained at Suva’s Central Police Station overnight while…

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Newsroom journalists released from detention in Fiji

Newsroom journalists released from detention in Fiji

Tim Murphy Auckland, April 4, 2019 Updated 11.04 am:  After intervention by the senior Fiji police, Newsroom’s three journalists have been released from custody. Reporter Melanie Reid said that Police Chiefs decided after talking to the trio that they had no criminal intent. They had spent around 13 hours in detention at the main police station after trying to interview the developer…

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