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PNG: Threats to media freedom and FOI

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

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Laumaea, S. (2010). PNG: Threats to media freedom and FOI. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 30-36.
UNESCO WPFD: Media Freedom in Oceania
Author(s): Susuve Laumaea
Publication date: 
October, 2010

Commentary: In PNG, the threats to media freedom and freedom of information include political and economic threats against the media and patronage of journalists. Journalists become silenced or ‘tamed’ when they accept payment from powerful individuals, corporations, political parties and corrupt institutions to see nothing, hear nothing and say or write nothing about the illegal and corrupt excesses of powerful political and economic players.