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FEO monitors political campaigns – FBC News

Political parties must ensure that they follow the law when campaigning and publishing online.

Election Supervisor Mohammed Saneem said the Fijian Electoral Office monitors politicians’ statements at campaign rallies or pocket meetings.

Social media posts and comments from party supporters are also in the spotlight.

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Saneem says political parties should take ownership of statements posted on their social media pages such as Facebook.


“We also monitor statements on social media and one of the things that political parties need to be aware of is that they need to monitor comments on their pages, simply because if the comments encourage racial hatred and other activities considered illegal, political parties must take immediate action in this regard, this is their Facebook page.

He adds that it is also imperative that political parties declare to OTF which social media account is their official platform.

Political parties have started campaigns in villages and communities and Saneem says OTF is monitoring comments at these rallies.

The FEO also has a complaints portal for Fijians to raise concerns with campaign content.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama urged people not to be swayed by the promises and manifestos of other political parties.

“Our leadership brings unity, stability and prosperity to our country and freedom that has never been achieved in recent years. I am bold to declare that this government has brought development to Fiji.

Bainimarama says Fijians need to be aware of political tricks, aimed at winning votes ahead of the 2022 general election.

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