A military leader in Fiji said the government was justified in “stifling criticism” of its policies by the media during the COVID-19 pandemic. The comments, made in a Fiji Sun op-ed, argued that the health crisis was a good justification to “curtailing freedom of speech and freedom of the press” and restrict journalist’s right to question policy decisions.

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