ICT Minister Timothy Masiu

Masiu condemns journo shooting

Rea and a colleague cameraman were attending a PNG Power event at the Edevu Hydro station on Wednesday when the incident occurred.

Masiu said the incident highlights the need for the proposed Media Development Policy, in that the key thrust of the policy is to develop mechanisms to properly address the working conditions of media workers including insurance.

“As the minister responsible for the NBC and the wider information and communication industry, I condemn the incident in the strongest terms,” he said.

Government To Restructure Media Council

He made this remarks during World Press Media Freedom Day celebrations hosted by the UPNG Journalism students yesterday. “The Government will now empower the PNG Media Council to make sure Journalists uphold the principles of fairness and responsible reporting.

We must uphold these principles at all times.”

The Minister said that as part of the restructure, Journalism graduates from the University of Papua New Guinea and Divine Word University may be regulated by the PNG Media Council.

Minister For ICT Welcomes NICTA Decision On Telstra Acquisition Of Digicel

“The procedure to arrive at the decision by NICTA is governed by the enabling legislation and is done without ministerial influence or input. I am pleased to note that the procedure has now been exhausted and that a decision has been made and that the government and our people and Digicel and Telstra for that matter can now move forward with the business of delivering telecommunications goods and services to all corners of the country.”

NICTA Corporate Plan Launched

On Thursday, 25 November 2021 in Port Moresby, NICTA Chief Executive Officer, Kila Gulo-Vui, Board Chairman Noel Mobiha, Secretary for Department of Prime Minister and NEC, Ambassador Ivan Pomaleu and members, witnessed the launch.

Minister Masiu thanked the NICTA Board members, management and staff for their support to the Ministry of ICT to date.    

He said the launching of NICTA’s Corporate Plan 2021-2025, is an important occasion because it ushers a renewed sense of direction for NICTA.     

Digital Bill To Address Cyber Security

He said once enacted, the Bill will give powers and enforcement mechanisms for the Department, as it contains the governance framework required to establish ICT governance across all public bodies.

“As Minister responsible, I will continue to push for the Digital Government Bill 2021 to be enacted in the November Parliament Seating,” Minister Masiu said.

He raised this after the Government’s Integrated Management Financial System (IMFS) was hit by a ransomware cyber attack last week.