Illegal Govt launches New Dawn
Leading by example, Government’s Ministry of Information and Archives, has launched one of its new media initiatives.
A signing ceremony today between the Permanent Secretary for Information Lt Col Neumi Leweni and Sun News Limited will see a new era in the way Government information is disseminated to the people.
For too long, Government has been without the adequate means to effectively and directly inform Fiji’s citizens of its numerous policies and programmes.
And this, says Lt Col Leweni, has been the motivating factor behind the establishment of ‘The New Dawn’ – Government’s first ever bi monthly newspaper.
“Much too often the people have learnt of Government policies and programmes of assistance through secondary sources. Information on Government policies, programmes and achievements had always been conveyed to the people largely through the mainstream media.
“While Government appreciates that some section of the media practice true journalism ethics by focusing on accurate, balanced and responsible reporting, majority of the media organisations have failed miserably to abide by fair and accountable standards,” Lt Col Leweni said.
The New Dawn is a twelve page newspaper, containing a variety of news items on programmes currently pursued by Government’s Ministries and Departments.
Its contents are drawn from reports by Government’s pool of Media Liaison Officers and the Ministry of Information & Archives.
Also included in the newspaper will be the Civil Servants Vacancies a fortnightly edition compiled by the Public Service Commission.
The Public is invited to read a copy of the New Dawn in tomorrow’s ( 13/06/09) edition 0f the Fiji Sun.
The New Dawn will be rather scratchy for taqiri purposes, may be better for wrapping up the dalo or tapi peelings, if anyone buys it, that is.