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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 fight will knock over news of the dead donkey, killer shark in your bath and spaghetti tree.

To conclude:

The media awards night was the culmination of a week-long Media Council program to raise industry standards.

After drinks, Tiffin, drinks, finger sandwiches and a post-prandial fight:

After calm was restored, the Media Council provided karaoke entertainment.


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