The Fijian Media Association says people need to respect, appreciate and understand the hard work of journalists.
Its general secretary Stanley Simpson made the comment after a Fiji Sun reporter was attacked by a relative of an accused person at the Suva Magistrates Court.
The reporter was taking videos of the three accused persons when the man walked towards her, grabbed and threatened her.
Mr Simpson said the association strongly condemned such acts committed against journalists.
He said Fiji was a democratic country and people needed to know how hard journalists worked to get the news out under trying circumstances.