A veteran Fiji journalist and media figure, Matai Akauola has been appointed director of the country's Media Industry Development Authority.
Mr Akauola is leaving his role as manager of the Suva-based Pacific Islands News Association to take up his new appointment next month.
The Media Industry Development Authority was established by Fiji's regime in 2010.
The authority was officially aimed at improving the media's objectivity and discipline.
Matai Akauola has already been serving as the media representative on the Authority.