Pacific Freedom Forum

Pacific colleagues call for justice

Post-Courier business editor Rosalyn Albaniel Evara reportedly passed away on Sunday October 15 after complaining of head pains.

But information and a testimony given by an outraged relative during her funeral service in Port Moresby on Monday, October 23, revealed a pattern of marital abuse inflicted on the 41-year-old mother.

“We welcome a move by police to halt the burial of our colleague and an order seeking a post-mortem be carried out,” says Pacific Freedom Forum Chair, Monica Miller.

Attitudes to Pacific journalists 'must change'

The Pacific Freedom Forum's comments come after seven journalists attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea last week were reportedly detained for failing to pay a US$350 journalists' visa fee.

The journalists say they weren't informed that there was a visa fee during the accreditation process, and PNG's immigration minister, Rimbink Pato, has promised to investigate.