Communications Minister Jimmy Miringtoro

Govt setting up media tribunal

Communications Minister Jimmy Miringtoro announced plans by the Government to establish the tribunal to address what he described as “deliberate misinformation, spreading of falsities and malice” on social and mainstream media.

He said the proposed tribunal will be run by “professional and neutral” people and will report to the National Parliament.

But the council, in a statement issued today, said the Government was setting a dangerous precedent which could see politicians – through the National Parliament – determine and influence news content in PNG.