UN, US stand up for me­dia free­dom in Pa­pua New Guinea

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News - Port Moresby: RNZI

The United Na­tions and the United States have is­sued a joint state­ment con­demn­ing any ef­fort to curb me­dia free­dom in Pa­pua New Guinea.

The state­ment fol­lows the week long sus­pen­sion of jour­nal­ist Scott Waide last month for re­port­ing thought to have em­bar­rassed the gov­ern­ment.

The state­ment said con­cerns over me­dia cen­sor­ship in PNG were grow­ing which may di­lute re­port­ing and neg­a­tively im­pact the pub­lic’s right to in­for­ma­tion.

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