Check out Fiji’s Daily Post: http://www.fijidailypost.com/news_section.php?section=1
Taking a poke at a crackdown on press freedom by the military government, which suspended Fiji’s constitution on April 10, the island nation’s Daily Post has posted a number of dog-bites-man news items in lieu of the political reporting it would otherwise pursue.
”Man gets on bus” is the headline on a story that begins, “In what is believed to be the first reported incident of its kind, a man got on a bus yesterday. ‘It was easy,’ he said. ‘I just lifted one leg up and then the other and I was on.’ ” Then there’s the story headlined, “Paint dry”: “Paint has apparently dried on his old couch, Max reports.” The article, “Breakfast as usual,” kicks off this way: “It was breakfast as usual for the staff of this newspaper. ‘I had leftover roti from last night,’ senior reporter Manueli told his colleague yesterday morning. Staff gasped with delight …”
Credit to DPA for spotting this: http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20090416/902/twl-no-news-is-news-in-censored-fiji.html.)
Here’s what Reporters Without Borders had to say about the April 10 measures imposing stringent censorship and expelling foreign journalists: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=30819