17 Sep 2018

Fiji Times editor-in-chief wins regional media award

1:27 pm on 17 September 2018

Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley has won news media executive of the year at a presitigous Asia-Pacific media awards.

Fiji Times editor, Fred Wesley

Fiji Times editor, Fred Wesley Photo: RNZI/Sally Round

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.