Solomon Islands has ordered the country’s national broadcaster to self-censor its news and other programs, and only allow content that portrays the nation’s government in a positive light. It says it has a duty to protect its citizens from “lies and misinformation”, and means the broadcaster will now become a government agency. In May, local journalists boycotted a visit by the Chinese foreign minister after media access was severely restricted. Reporter Dorothy Wickham tells The World it’s still unclear what this means for the public broadcaster.
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