People in Suva, Fiji. Editorial credit: carynn / Shutterstock.com

Fiji

The repressive climate that followed a 2006 coup has eased since democratic elections were held in 2014 and 2018. However, the ruling party frequently interferes with opposition activities, the judiciary is subject to political influence, and military and police brutality is a significant problem.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Fiji Country Report

Fiji is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.