PNG Media Council

War on dailies, a test of truth

The Member started this protest because of what he brands as “corrupt” activities within these two mediums that contribute to “fake news” on a daily basis.

It is concerned about the interest and rights of the majority of its Members, including the hard-working and honest journalists of these two organizations and the impact such a campaign will have on their reputation and hard work.

Journalist threatened over election coverage

Journalist in-charge of NBC Manus, Reilly Kanamon, was threatened on Monday afternoon outside his office over alleged rumours of seven ballot boxes being smuggled into the province.

Kanamon was confronted by two supporters of a candidate in the province and threatened to break open the NBC Manus office and beat all the staff.

This comes after speculations and rumours went viral on social media regarding the ballot papers.

However, Manus Police and Election officials ruled out those Facebook rumours on Monday.

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This is timely, as media organisations are well into election coverage.  

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Media Council seeks equal access to media coverage for Aust GG

The Governor-General who will be acompanied by his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove will fly in on the Australian Air Force Aircraft at 11 am.

Media Council President Alexander Rheeney made this call after local media have been rejected to cover a breakfast event with Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently.

 “The barring of local journalists from covering some parts of the Australian Prime Minister's visit early this month was unfortunate and should not have happened.

Media Council pays tribute to late journalists

The late Laumaea and Philemon set the benchmarks in writing critical public commentary and promoting uncompromising journalism in their careers.

Media Council of Papua New Guinea (MCPNG) President Alexander Rheeney said journalism in PNG was flying and the profession earned the respect of citizens when the two veteran journalists were in the twilight of their careers.

Investment body on campaign to educate

IPA is a statutory government body that governs  the laws of doing business and also markets the country to potential investors.

IPA and the  PNG Media Council are co-hosting a two day workshop in Port Moresby, bringing together other government bodies and journalists.

The workshop started today.

Collaborations by all stakeholders are  important to promote business in the country, says IPA chairman Leon Busken.

The workshop objective is to create awareness, stimulate discussions and initiate policy action for harnessing economic growth.