Papua New Guinea

Investigative reporting and personal skills

June 2003

Twelve PNG journalists joined 10 journalism students from Divine Word University in a five-day workshop on investigative reporting and skills in assertiveness and personal communication.

The program’s aim was to help journalists deal with the barriers to effective journalism in PNG, such as reporting restrictions, threats and violence.

The workshops were funded by AusAID via the Australian National University’s Centre for Democratic Institutions as part of the effort to promote good governance in the region. News media employers funded travel for journalists where needed.

APJC fellows:

Mr Eric Tapakau, Post Courier, Port Moresby, P
Mr Eric Kone, Post Courier, Port Moresby,
Ms Elizabeth Sasere, Post Courier, Kokopo
Ms Anisah Issimel, NBC, Madang
Ms Carol Umbo, NBC, Lae
Ms Donna Saiwal, NBC, Wewak
Ms Suenema Waninara, PNGFM, Port Moresby
Ms Selina Korei, NBC, Vanimo
Mr Jobby Paiva, CDI FM, Port Moresby
Mr Peter Korugl, FORD, Mt Hagen
Mr John Jay, FORD, Mt Hagen
Mr Jerry Ginua, EMTV, Boroko
Mr Frank Genaia, DWU, Madang
Ms Helen Tuka, DWU, Madang
Mr Jaive Smare, DWU, Madang
Mr Kingston Namun, DWU, Madang
Ms Lillian Basse, DWU, Madang
Ms Melissa Fairi, DWU, Madang
Ms Miriam Mantu, DWU, Madang
Ms Priscilla Winfrey, DWU, Madang
Ms Dorothy Bengo, DWU, Madang
Ms Annette Sete, DWU, Madang