Fiji has an active media sector, with several private television stations, radio stations, and newspapers. However, the 2010 Media Industry Development Decree has had a significant impact on the communication environment in Fiji.
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AMARC Asia-Pacific is the regional autonomous chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC International). AMARC Asia-Pacific is constituted by the members of AMARC from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. AMARC Asia-Pacific has sub-regional governance structure that consists of South Asia, South East Asia, the Pacific and East Asia.
AMARC Asia-Pacific aims to promote social justice and sustainable, democratic and participatory human development. In pursuit of its goal AMARC’s purpose is to amplify the voices of the excluded and marginalized through community media and new ICTs, to support popular access to communications, and to defend and promote the development of community radio.
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PNG’s mainstream mass media, including radio, television and print, is the most vibrant and diverse in the region. Media penetration is highest in urban areas where the English-speaking populations live.
Timor-Leste’s media sector is in the early stages of development. Much like the experience in other developing democracies, the Timor-Leste media community has to deal with limited resources and training.
The Solomon Islands’ media industry is a fast-growing one. A unique feature of the media industry in Solomon Islands is youth employment. Solomon Islands has a population with 70 percent of people under the age of 29, and the media industry primarily comprises young people.