The power of pen and paper must be respected, and allowed to exercise its democratic freedom. This is from the Autonomous Bougainville Government Communication’s Minister Reverend Joseph Nopei.
In commemorating the Media Freedom Day today, Minister Nopei says the media must be free and not politicized.
Media outlets, journalists and citizens commemorate the democratic right and freedom of speech and expression.
ABG Communication Minister Reverend Joseph Nopei says the media must be free and not controlled by the Government.
His strong message to journalists is to report without favour or fear, with stories to be accurate, fair and balanced.
The challenge was on journalists not to bow down to politicians but uphold reporting principals and objectives.
Meanwhile Minister Nopei says the media’s role in Bougainville’s referendum is vital.
The ABG will continue to use the media to drive public awareness and information concerning referendum.
PNG is a democratic nation which the PNG Constitution; gives media the right to pursue any information of public interest.