Freedom of information – Challenges and the way forward

  • Cronox Manek
Keywords: media freedom, Development communication, freedom of information, media law, ombudsman, accountability


Commentary: While the media has demonstrated that it can cover global and governance issues, it neglects the potential to be a responsible partner, especially in developing countries such as Papua New Guinea and to an extent the Pacific. However, this partnership can be strengthened with the media industry and government departments and agencies working to improve their ability to work with each to achieve social, economical and political mileage. Freedom of information and a free media is about upholding the freedom we currently enjoy in a democratic society, as it is about our freedom to express ourselves and be informed appropriately and responsibly.


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Manek, C. (2010). Freedom of information – Challenges and the way forward. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 16(2), 56-61.