In 2009, the Fiji Daily Post didn’t take kindly to suppression of the media from their Secretary of Department.
When told they had to quit posting negative political articles in their media, they took to satire to fire back.
With stories such as “Man Gets On Bus” and “Breakfast As Usual”, the Fiji Daily held protest through their work by mocking the government.
The Fiji Daily also printed mass copies of newspapers that had large blank spots where political articles would have gone and completely stopped airing their Fiji One evening program.
When this happened, the foreign journalists in Fiji were then called to step down at their positions. When refusing, Dorney and Aston were then deported from Fiji and the cameraman Matt Smith was banned from ever returning to Fiji.
The government stated that they breached their visa contracts by doing such.