Monday, 13 July 2009 1:27 PM

Relevance Efficiency and Freedom of the Press

The Edtor
Solomon Times On Line
Dear Sir

Alfred Sasako commenting, today, on an article from Dr Tranform Aqorau published in your column on 9 July 2009 said, "Sad, isn't it?, how greed and insecurity can turn even the decent of people to do the things they do." I could also comment on how self interest, political expediency and a blatent denial of the truth seemingly continue to impede those who do retain a relevance efficiency for speaking out in the media.
Some articles that I have contributed in recent weeks to your on line publication have been removed (without notice) from the website and from the internet, including an article I contributed entitled "Big Fish" and one regarding the outcome of the Commission of Inquiry into the Honiara Riots in 2006.
Why is this? What has happened to a free press in the Solomons?
Does the answer lie in a sinister, Big Brother, attempt to conceal the truth? One should know the truth can never be silenced.
Yours sincerely
Frank Short

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