Saturday, 22 August 2009

PFF@PINA 2009 --New PINA leadership must step up and restore credibility

PFF position on inaugural Pacific Media Summit/PINA 2009: 
For immediate release: Friday 14th August 2009 -- Questions over the future and credibility of the Pacific Islands News Association must be urgently addressed by the newly elected leadership says regional media watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum.  These include immediate expulsion of the Fiji Ministry of Information if it is found to be a PINA member, seeking help to address grievances which split Vanuatu's media and cast a cloud over the 09 inaugural media summit, and putting in writing what PINA means when it talks about 'engaging' with Fiji's military leadership.

PNG: Kundu 2 TV tape mishap cleared

For immediate release: Friday 20 August 2009: An impromptu viewing of raw Opposition press conference footage in the offices of the Papua New Guinea prime minister has since been internally resolved, says the Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF).

"It is welcome news that initial concerns over the government of Papua New Guinea interfering in the independence of the state broadcaster appear to have been dealt with," states PFF co-chair Monica Miller.