The Rali affair: A case study for a free press
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM 2
In early 1996, a PNG news media cover-up was alleged over the so-called Topul Rali affair. An exposé by the student newspaper Uni Tavur led to a clash with the University of PNG administration and the journalism programme was closed down three years later.
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