Papua New Guinea

Skills for investigative reporting

December 2004

Four Solomon Islands journalists joined 14 PNG journalists in Port Moresby for a four-day workshop on skills for investigative reporting, including training in assertiveness and personal communication skills.

The workshop was developed and delivered for the Centre for Democratic Institutions following a request from the Media Council of Papua New Guinea for programs to help PNG journalists expose corruption and scrutinise government in PNG. With help from the Media Association of the Solomon Islands, the APJC was able to include Solomon Islands journalists in the program.

APJC fellows:

Mr Andrew Alphonse, Reporter/final yr journalism std, DWU/The National, PNG
Mr Brian Beti, Manager/ Editor, New ZFM100, Solomon Islands
Ms Natasha Fabila, Reporter, FM Central, PNG
Mr Clifford Faiparik, Police & Crime reporter, Pacific Star, PNG
Mr Alfren Inomae, Supervisor News Current Affairs, SIBC, Solomon Islands
Mr Harold Kalava, Presenter/ Announcer, FM Morobe, PNG
Ms Jessie Lapou, Reporter, South Pacific Post, PNG
Mr William Natera, Sub editor, Word Publishing, PNG
Mr Issac Nicholas, Senior Political reporter, Pacific Star, PNG
Ms Deily Oso, Editor, National Express, Solomon Islands
Ms Isabel Popal, Asst Admin officer, MCPNG, PNG
Ms Denyse Ray, Senior Reporter, NBC, PNG
Mr Alex Rheeney, Chief Court reporter, South Pacific Post, PNG
Ms Mataria Rupa, News Editor, FM100, PNG
Mr Donalson Rusa, Senior Reporter, Solomon Star, Solomon Islands
Ms Clara Sam, Reporter, PNGFM, PNG
Mr Paul Taumick Jr, Sports Reporter, NBC, PNG
Mr Leo Wafiwa, Journalism lecturer/reporter, UPNG, PNG