Broadcasters in Fiji suspended from CBA

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) has suspended its members in Fiji. The decision means Fijian broadcasters with full membership of the CBA will no longer get access to training and development programs funded by the Commonwealth. The CBA says the move follows Fiji’s suspension from the Commonwealth in September.

The Managing Director of the commercial broadcaster Communications Fiji, Will Parkinson, says while the decision is disappointing it will not affect operations. “To be honest, CBA is largely a public service broadcaster’s organisation,” he said. “Certainly we had value from it, but it really won’t affect our day to day operation.”

The CBA has told affected broadcasters they are able to be affiliate members, if they wish.