Solomons radio restricted

Despite a peace agreement between the government and militants, Solomon Islands broadcasters continue to work under state-of-emergency laws. The media are prohibited from reporting freely on ethnic violence that has resulted in at least eight deaths and caused as many as 15,000 people to flee their homes. Ironically, the news story that cannot be fully […]

Solomons radio stations launched

DespiteĀ civil unrestĀ and government restrictions on the media, two new radio stations have recently taken to the air in Honiara, capital of Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) has launched Wantok FM. Wantok (literally “one talk” in the Pidgin language, meaning “people who speak our language” or “our kin”) covers mainly the capital city […]