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WHY STUDENTS ARE RIGHT NOT TO TRUST THE MEDIA - THE POST-COURIER CORRUPTION EXAMPLE, OTHER MEDIA, AND THE PM’S FLOOZIE DOOZIES AND SPIN-KINGS.

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byWHISTLEBLOWERS
* Journo whistleblowers are invited to contribute to cleaning up the media by contacting pngblogs@gmail.com
University students across the nation are right not to trust the mainstream media (although that does not mean that banning certain sections is justifiable, or beneficial to their cause).
Outlets like the Post-Courier, the National and EMTV are compromised from top to bottom by their own corruption and by fear of the O’Neill Regime’s standover tactics.
Some of their journalists are no better than the media prostitutes (the FLOOZIE DOOZIES) paid by Peter O’Neill to spread his word on social media.
My example will be the Post-Courier, the nation’s oldest surviving daily newspaper and for decades a paragon of media excellence, along with the NBC.
Today it is a shadow of its former self, its reputation in tatters and its circulation declining.
There are two aspects to the Post’s corruption - senior management interference in editorial on behalf of the O’Neill Regime, and j…

Two Days Bring Two New Government Lies That Neither PNG Toiletpaper Daily Bothers To Investigate

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by SALMA KULI JACOB It is small wonder that the UPNG students burnt stacks of the toiletpaper dailies AKA The National and the Post Courier.   Both of them fail miserably at objective reporting or achieving any kind of balance in giving both sides of the story.  They’re both content with recycling government verbal diarrhea into certified Post Courier or National pekpek, without  checking out the accuracy of anything they’re asked to run.   IFC Loan Approved For PNG.   Or Was It?   The Post Courier led the way in unprofessionalism on 2 May with the following story: This news comes from the Bank of PNG which we all have come to see is in collusion with Peter O’Neill.  Mind you, no nation’s central bank should ever come under political pressure, because this erodes confidence in a central bank to do what’s best for the economy, no matter what the political fallout.  Unfortunately, the big picture of making decisions usually seems to escape our leaders and top level bureaucrats these days,…

THE NATIONAL’S EDITORIAL WAS BIASED

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by NEMO YALO*

 The National (19.10.15) in its editorial labelled the Opposition’s move to bring a motion of no confidence against the Government as “premature”. Referring to the speculated motion of no confidence it opened with the line:

“Has Papua New Guinea gone to the dogs?” This is a seriously preposterous and bias characterization of a healthy process of democracy. Whether a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister is tabled or not and what the outcome will be if it is voted is a matter for Parliament. What must not go unchallenged is The National’s lopsided and politically biased editorial.

The editorial attempted to demonstrate balance by quoting what the Opposition and its members said in a recent press conference and then quoted the Prime Minister’s response to the Supreme Court ruling on 4 September 2015 which nullified the so-called “grace period” Constitutional amendment. The invalidated constitutional amendment granted a government 30 months immunity (…

THE NATIONAL HAS ZERO CREDIBILITY

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PNGEXPOSED BLOG


The National newspaper has done it again – publishing the public relations spin paid for by its parent company as if it is news and, worse still, not having the common decency to point out its clear conflict of interest.
The National newspaper in Papua New Guinea is owned by Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau which is frequently criticized for illegal and unsustainable logging and human rights abuses – not that those accusations ever appear in The National.
Rimbunan Hijau employs a guy called Alan Oxley to defend its logging operations and publish flattering reports about its behaviour under the guise of his consultancy company ITS.
Today The National published as a news item a story (see below) about Oxley’s latest report, commissioned no doubt by RH, which claims that restricting illegal and unsustainable logging would be bad for PNG. Not one word from The National about Oxley’s connection to RH, not one word from The National about its connection to RH.
Apart from bei…

THE NATIONAL HAS ZERO CREDIBILITY

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PNGEXPOSED BLOG


The National newspaper has done it again – publishing the public relations spin paid for by its parent company as if it is news and, worse still, not having the common decency to point out its clear conflict of interest.
The National newspaper in Papua New Guinea is owned by Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau which is frequently criticized for illegal and unsustainable logging and human rights abuses – not that those accusations ever appear in The National.
Rimbunan Hijau employs a guy called Alan Oxley to defend its logging operations and publish flattering reports about its behaviour under the guise of his consultancy company ITS.
Today The National published as a news item a story (see below) about Oxley’s latest report, commissioned no doubt by RH, which claims that restricting illegal and unsustainable logging would be bad for PNG. Not one word from The National about Oxley’s connection to RH, not one word from The National about its connection to RH.
Apart from bei…

SITTING TIME BOMB

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MORAUTA Haus, which houses the office of the prime minister, was under siege yesterday as ex-servicemen and their families converge on the government office, demanding that they be paid their outstanding entitlements. The National reports,

Although the protest was peaceful, the amount of tension and frustration made it potentially explosive, especially as this was timed to coincide with an NGO-organised anti-government rally which police had called off early this week. But, there were reports of violence and looting in other towns, including Goroka. Disgruntled former members of the PNG Defence Force and their families barricaded the building, preventing workers from the offices of the prime minister and NEC and the Department of Personnel Management from leaving.
Police had to be called in to enforce order before the Minister for Public Service and Finance and Treasury, Peter O’Neill, met the ex-servicemen and promised more talks with them next Tuesday at Murray Barracks. O’Neill was ac…

SITTING TIME BOMB

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MORAUTA Haus, which houses the office of the prime minister, was under siege yesterday as ex-servicemen and their families converge on the government office, demanding that they be paid their outstanding entitlements. The National reports,

Although the protest was peaceful, the amount of tension and frustration made it potentially explosive, especially as this was timed to coincide with an NGO-organised anti-government rally which police had called off early this week. But, there were reports of violence and looting in other towns, including Goroka. Disgruntled former members of the PNG Defence Force and their families barricaded the building, preventing workers from the offices of the prime minister and NEC and the Department of Personnel Management from leaving.
Police had to be called in to enforce order before the Minister for Public Service and Finance and Treasury, Peter O’Neill, met the ex-servicemen and promised more talks with them next Tuesday at Murray Barracks. O’Neill was ac…