Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley has won news media executive of the year at a presitigous Asia-Pacific media awards.
It was the only award that went to a Pacific Island media group at the 2018 News Media Awards held in Sydney on Friday.
Fiji opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said the win was well-deserved because of the difficulties the Fiji Times has faced over the years.
In May, three of its senior officials and a letter writer were found not guilty of sedition charges brought by the government.
The newspaper will celebrate its 150th birthday next year.