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'Papua New Guinea could possbily teach the rest of the world a thing or two about preserving press freedom. What has worked in the media's favour in PNG is the country's vibrant—you could say rampant— democracy.'
The reasons for the nation-state's weakness are many, but the course of TV talk over the last 10 years in Papua New Guinea reveals one reason in particular: the sacrifice of long-term-state-building to the immediate demands of electoral strategy
Too often reporters become captivated either to the logging company developers, or the non-government organisations campaigning for conservation. Whoever mounts the best public relations campaign for the moment gets the ear of the press. And too...
One of the biggest concerns about Papua New Guinean writing over the years has been the ability by prominent authors to have some form of consistency. Prominent writers have emerged into the circles of brilliance with their unique and talented work...
The most serious threat to PNG society is none other than ourselves, not some monsters from outer space or Australia! ... The deepest fear of many of us today is not that out leaders are inadequate but that they are becoming powerful beyond measure. 
Journalism education training was started at the University of PNG at the beginning of 1975, when the New Zealand Government agreed to fund a one-year Diploma in Journalism for an initial two-year period. Before this, the few national journalists...
The University of PNG's journalism program has performed with distinction since it began in 1975 with New Zealand Government aid funding the staff and courses for about three years. More than 170 students have graduated with degrees or diplomas in...
One of the basic roles of journalism is to inform people about what is happening. Technically, we describe this as the 'watchdog' role. But in Papua New Guinea the 'watchdog' has dangerously dosed off on the AIDS situation. 
The Ombudsman Commission's ability in getting results again reinforces the public's confidence in the Ombudsman office and what it stands for - standing up for the rights of individuals who would otherwise be ignored by the powers that be. 

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