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Outgoing United Nations Rep, Roy Trivedy calls for Media Protection

More journalism schools must be established in the country to train more journalists.

Outgoing United Nation’s Resident Coordinator, Roy Trivedy, said Papua New Guinea has some champions in the media, with world records.

Mr Trivedy said their work portrays the emerging media.

And while the media has an important role to play with dissemination of information and to keep the government for check and balance, media personnel must be protected.

Mr Trivedy said the media in Papua New Guinea has been growing and has been responsible with its reporting.

However, while challenges remain in journalism, journalist must also be protected by law.

Media is an investment and more opportunities must be provided to Papua New Guineans to study.

And with the use of modern technology, training should also specific focus on media and technology.

Community Development Secretary, Anna Solomon, during an event hosted by the Department, of the media’s critical role in the society like Papua New Guinea.

And yesterday, heads of the Correctional Service also alluded the need to protect journalist.

In the meantime, with the upcoming APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea, Trivedy said the media must be given more opportunities to market the nation.

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