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John Liebhardt · April, 2009

I am a Librarian at an academic library in the United States.

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Latest posts by John Liebhardt from April, 2009

15 April 2009

Fiji: The calm after the storm?

Last week Fiji's President nullified the constitution, fired the entire judiciary and appointment himself head of state and the armed forces. He then re-appointed the military-backed government of Frank Bainimarama....

13 April 2009

Fiji: ‘The Media has been Muzzled’

In relation to the press, Fiji's new government installed “information officers” at newspapers, television and radio stations to enforce regulations against publishing any story “negative in nature” regarding the extraordinary...

Fiji: President gives former PM new five-year mandate

One day after nullifying the constitution and appointing himself head of state, Fiji’s President swore in Commodore Voreqe Frank Bainimarama as the country’s Prime Minister. After being sworn in, Bainimarama...

11 April 2009

Fiji's President voids constitution, calls for elections in five years

Less than 24 hours after a Fiji court declared the country’s military backed government to be unconstitutional, Fiji’s president has voided the country’s constitution, made himself head of state and...

9 April 2009

Fiji: Court rules military government illegal

Fiji’s bloggers are reacting to a recent court ruling that deems the country’s military-backed government illegally came to power in December 2006. The court asks Fiji’s President to appoint a...

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