22 Aug 2019

No news makes the news in PNG

From , 3:02 pm on 22 August 2019

On Tuesday night in Papua New Guinea there was no EMTV news bulletin for the first time in more than 30 years, as newsroom staff at the television station stopped work in protest at the sacking of their news boss.

Media Niugini Limited, the owner of the free to air channel, later confirmed they had sacked the Head of News and Current Affairs, Neville Choi.

However, two days later the news looked brighter for Mr Choi with reports of him being reinstated but questions remain over journalistic independence in PNG as Jenny Meyer reports.

Neville Choi

Neville Choi Photo: Neville Choi