Broadcast of Fiji parliament extended

Fiji plans to start broadcasting parliamentary committee meetings later this year.

FBC News reported the proceedings of standing committees will be televised starting later this year.

The Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua, said the broadcasts will ensure people can see and hear for themselves submissions on proposed legislation.

She said committees could sit in camera – privately – if allowed by the Speaker.

Fiji started live broadcasts of parliament when it was re-established in 2014.