Author: Genesis KETAN

Today marked a momentous occasion for the Media Council of Papua New Guinea (MCPNG) and the media fraternity at large as the MCPNG successfully held its first official Annual General Meeting since the last one in 2017 for members. Members present included full members the South Pacific Post Ltd – Post-Courier, Word Publishing Company – Wantok Niuspepa, Sunday Bulletin, National Broadcasting Corporation – NBC TV/ NBC Radio, PNGFM – NAUFM/ YUMI FM/ LEGEND FM, Media Niugini Ltd – EMTV. Associate members present included Correctional Services (CS) Media and Transparency International PNG Ltd/ Community Coalition against Corruption. Also present was observer…

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Sean Rii unanimously took out the 2021 International Artist of the year for his hit single Chu Chu. The Solomon Island international who has been pumping out hits since 2014, was grateful for the award, thanking his fans for the achievement. RII acknowledged the talent that he had come up against, adding that there was so much depth in his fellow PNG Artists. He dedicated his win to his many fans not only in PNG but around the region. For 2022 however, it was his counterpart, SAIKAY who scored the award.

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It’s back again! PNGFM Ltd, parent company of Nau FM, Yumi FM and Legend FM, Total Event Company, PNG HAUSBUNG and Magic Factory is pleased to announce the YUMIFM PNG MUSIK AWARDS 2023 with platinum sponsor COCA-COLA and gold sponsor VODAFONE is back again LIVE after 4 years due to COVID-19. In its 18th year, this is the only event that recognizes efforts of artists in the country. This year, the Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards will celebrate the work of local artists over the last two years 2021-2022. The Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards will be hosted at the…

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“A lot has been said in the media and social media over recent weeks and people of PNG wants to know the truth of what was said and how it was intended and how it was manipulated and was actually meant by my words.” MP for Port Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko today said this is his official address of apology seeking leave of the National Parliament after question time today. “I made these comments in a media interview targeted at social media trolls, faceless people spend days on social media hidden behind false names.” “They say the most disgusting things…

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“I wish to address concerns that have been raised in news reports and social media commentary in recent days relating to our nation’s representation at the coronation of King Charles III and clarify on comments I have made in relation these internet trolls, who are individuals that threaten, abuse and bully people online.” That’s from the statement of apology to the people of Papua New Guinea from the Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko. This follows a viral video posted by his daughter documenting her travel accompanying her father to the recent Royal Coronation of HRH King Charles III in England over…

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About 100 Human Resource Management Major students of the University of Papua New Guinea School of Business and Public Policy are now officially affiliated student members of the PNG Human Resource Institute. This followed the official certificate membership presentation by PNGHRI to the students at the UPNG HRM student chapter orientation on Thursday evening. These student members included a mix of both undergraduates and professional students in the BBM – HRM program. HOD Mr Raymond John said the orientation was the first of many programs planned by the UPNG HRM Chapter for the 2023 academic year. Mr John added that…

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It’s back again! PNGFM Ltd, parent company of NauFM, Yumi FM and LegendFM is pleased to announce the YUMIFM PNG MUSIK AWARDS 2023 with COCA-COLA is back again after a year’s break due to COVID-19. This year, the Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards will celebrate the work of local artists over the last two years 2021-2022. The Yumi FM PNG Musik Awards will be hosted at the Lamana Gold Club on the 17th of June 2023. In its 18th year, this is the only event that recognizes efforts of artists in the country. We are pleased to announce nominations and…

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Nuni Kulu has been appointed as the new BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) on Wednesday 26th April, 2023. This makes Ms. Kulu the first Papua New Guinean woman to have this leadership role in its history. With a career that spans over 25 years in the banking industry, Ms. Kulu entered as a graduate trainee in 1998, before moving into Retail Banking in 2019. Ms. Kulu worked across various roles at BSP and was later appointed to General Manager where she led the first Digital Strategy Business Unit for BSP. After the recent resignation of…

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Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day or Media Freedom Day in PNG, the PNG Media Council President Neville Choi said, “While we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ratification of World Press Freedom Day, or Media Freedom Day as we like to refer to it, we must take stock of the important role of the media in our country.” “World Press Freedom Day may just be turning 30, but the role of the media in Papua New Guinea, goes back much farther.” “From preparing a country for independence, and through to the establishment of a robust mainstream…

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Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNGNRI) is looking at collaborating with DataCo in cybersecurity research and awareness. PNG NRI began National Security and International Relations Research Program last year, headed by Dr Olubenga Ige, to do research into cybersecurity as this is a looming issue. In a meeting with DataCo Information and Communication Technology (ICT) General Manager (Cloud and Data Centre) David Mba and Dr Immanuel Jigo – a PNG born cybersecurity expert from the US who is also a consultant to DataCo; the two institutions are looking at signing a Memorandum of Understanding for this collaboration. Dr Jigo…

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