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Volume 3, Issue 2

November, 1996

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Robie, D. (1996). Editorial. Pacific Journalism Review, 3(2): 5-9.
Author(s): David Robie
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November, 1996

When Papua New Guinea's Constitutional Review Comission first mooted possible legislation against press freedom towards the end of 1995, the Post Courier was among the news media that greeted the news with more than a modicum of pessimism. In a sombre editorial titled PNG HEADED FOR DICTATORSHIP, the newspaper warned the move could be a beginning of a move towards a 'dictatorship style of government' in Papua New Guinea. Fortunately, the news media organisations in a determined show of unity moved to do their best to head off such a scenario.