The country in the South Pacific is using Twitter communicate on a range of issues. The government has a host of institutional accounts to promote the island nation and since November 2013 Foreign Minister @InokeRatu is tweeting personally.

Tweets from Fiji leaders

Prime Minister of Fiji JV Bainimarama

The office of Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama started its Twitter activity in October 2011 during the ITU World Telecom 2011 summit held in Geneva. @FijiPM comments on Fijian news and often thanks foreign leaders and officials after official visits. However, @FijiPM only follows four other world leaders none of which have yet reciprocated. The account repeatedly @mentions the @UN, the @UNDP, and Human Rights Watch, @hrw. Frank Bainimarama has repeatedly tweeted that the “Fijian Government is always open to dialogue as long as it is with open minds, respect for sovereignty, territory”. The account chronicles his activities, regularly pèosting pictures of his meetings.

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JV Bainimarama


The office of Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/21/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.93
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.50
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 32%
Most mentioned @UN (59), @FijiAG (45), @UNDP (44), @hrw (43), @FijiRepublic (25), @DemocracyIntl (25), @UNrightswire (22), @CAPAction (20), @StateDept (19), @fijiembassydc (17).
Average of retweets 4

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Government of Fiji Republic of Fiji

The @FijiRepublic Twitter account is dedicated to promoting the island as an attractive tourist destination and chronicles the activities of the government. The account started to tweet on 19 October 2011 announcing that “Fiji makes new friends”. The account tweets on average a once per day, consistently mentioning Prime Minister #Bainimarama and retweeting the prime minister’s Twitter account @FijiPM as well as Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum @FijiAG.

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Republic of Fiji


The Official Twitter Account for the Fijian Government

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/18/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.30
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.86
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 27%
Most mentioned @FijiPM (198), @FijiAG (151), @TourismFiji (54), @UNDP (51), @fly_airpacific (51), @UN (43), @CNTraveler (36), @hrw (32), @TravlandLeisure (26), @UNrightswire (21).
Average of retweets 2

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Foreign Minister of Fiji ratu inoke kubuabola

Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola joined Twitter on 15 November 2013. He posts on average three tweets per day, documenting his activities including pictures of his meetings in most of his tweets. The Foreign Minister sometimes shares pictures of his friends and relatives including his two daughters and his granddaughter, as well as a snapshot of the protocol offices at Istanbul airport taken with his iPhone. His feed updates his follows about his political activities and meetings. @InokeRatu is mutually following Australia’s Foreign Minister @JulieBishopmp.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 11/15/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.13
Retweets: 39%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 31%
Most mentioned @AnnaPowles (7), @riekohayakawa (5), @GounderNeelesh (4), @InokeRatu (4), @TheWorldPost (4), @VictoriaOsteen (4), @JoelOsteen (3), @narendramodi (3), @JulieBishopMP (2), @ibatanhorse (2).
Average of retweets 3

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Foreign Ministry of Fiji Fiji Foreign Affairs

Fiji’s Foreign Ministry joined Twitter on 29 January 2015 and tweets on average once per day. More than half of the tweets by @MFAFiji are retweets mainly of @FijiRepublic and Foreign Minister @InokeRatu.

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Fiji Foreign Affairs


Official Account of Fiji's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Engagement through #digitaldiplomacy

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 01/29/2015
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.40
Retweets: 53%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.15
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 15%
Most mentioned @InokeRatu (5), @PVeidreyaki (2), @soneelram (2), @Alexiious14 (1), @JulieBishopMP (1).
Average of retweets 3

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