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Fiji allows Radio Australia broadcast

Fiji’s military government has agreed to allow Radio Australia to resume its FM services inside the country.

In 2009, the Fiji Ministry of Information shut down Radio Australia’s two transmitters, one in Nadi, the other in Suva. Ministry officials and soldiers escorted local technicians to the transmitters and ordered them to be switched off. 

At the time, the director of the ABC’s international operations, Murray Green, said the shutdown removed one of the few remaining uncensored sources of information in Fiji. But now the government has agreed that the services can resume and they’ll be on new frequencies, which are still to be announced.