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Hacked Off: Journalists Riot At New Guinea Media Awards

by | 18th, November 2008

TO the New Guinea media awards, where “simmering tensions mixed with alcohol” create an “all-in brawl”.

As the Australian reports, in sober tones:

The fight came late in the proceedings, after speeches on the importance of media freedom and accurate reporting.

Fighting too place between PNG’s Post-Courier newspaper, owned by News Limited, and staffers on from PNG’s National Broadcasting Corporation.

The fight marred what was generally considered a successful evening ”.

Says a source:

“It is embarrassing. This stuff always happens at this end of year. Everything starts fine, but it all comes out with too much drink. It really is the silly season.”

At least the

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