Media Censorship

Honiara denies wanting to control Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, while moving to replace its board

Key points:

  • The Solomon Islands government is able to make board appointments directly, after removing national broadcaster as a state-owned enterprise
  • Critics say the government is moving to control the public broadcaster's editorial policies 
  • SIBC's chief executive and the Solomon Islands government deny censorship claims 

Concerns have been mounting over the fate of the independence of Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) since it became a fully government-funded entity.