Council calls for media personnel protection

This follows the injuring of a broadcast journalist and her cameraman by a stray bullet fired during an eviction exercise at 9-mile in Port Moresby on Wednesday.

The bullet grazed the camera operator, and entered into the right forearm of the female journalist.

Both were part of a media contingent attending a PNG Power event at the Edevu Hydro Dam. the event included a tour to Moitaka Power Plant where the incident occurred.

Both were taken to hospital for treatment.

Women In Media

The purpose is for the creation of an initiative called Women In Media. Currently the Media Council has back tracked in its functions and roles and is trying to do a huge overhaul of its administration in order to bounce back in assuming its principal role again.

Project Manager of MDI, Joys Eggins, states that in order for the Council to carry out its run its agendas, there has to be a formal structure in place to achieve its goals.

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.

PINA to focus on media schools

Nou says he will do this by addressing resource issues at the University level.

He made the comment while speaking as a panellist during a Media Freedom discussion at the University of Papua New Guinea today.

My Nou said there is no point in establishing Journalism school if current Journalism courses at UPNG and Divine Word University are struggling to maintain the current facilities.

Understanding print media

The purpose of the Media Education Seminar was to give students a critical understanding of the media and an ability to enable them to creatively use the media to spread positive stories.

To be good journalists, you have to know the elements of writing articles was the taken home message delivered to the students by Catholic Bishops Conference’s  Secretary for Communication, Fr Ambrose Pereira.

The basics of journalism, including the 5Ws and 1H rule (who, what, when, where, why and how) were taught and examples were used to portray the components of writing news articles.

Media must maintain standards: Governor

Speaking to journalists at the annual NCD Governor’s Media Bash, Parkop urged the mainstream media not to compete against what he coined ‘tabloid trash’.

The Governor made the comments when highlighting his views on the negative aspects of social media.

“They are not the same as you all. They are not the same level and quality as you all. You all have seen it in the election, it’s just trashy, tabloid trash.

Govts need to respect press freedom

“It is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics,” says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Every year, this particular date celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom.

“It serves to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession,” says UNESCO.