Bougainville Media News : Media will play important role in Bougainville referendum

 

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“With the Referendum coming up there is a need for more awareness to be made so that the people of Bougainville are made aware of the work of the ABG and how they can contribute to the preparation of the region for Referendum

ABG Minister for Community Development, MELCHIOR DARE

By Aloysius Laukai

The new Bougainville Chief Secretary, MONOVI AMANI says that the media must report facts and figures precisely and not to change the story.

He made these remarks at the special meet the press dinner hosted by the ABG’s Division of Media and Communications last night.

About 40 people attended, they included 2 from New Dawn FM/ bougainvillenews.com,6 from Radio Bougainville 10 from Media and Communications, Bougainville Bulletin  Post Courier rep, Catholic Church Media, Tinputz FM AUSAID rep and several others including Secretaries from the ABG Departments.

Picture Above: Robert Anisia Director for Communications, Chief Secretary Monovi Amani and Minister for Community Development MELCHIOR DARE at the media meeting tonight.

AMANI in his speech said that in Business you don’t expose all your work to the media as your competitors could use your work for their own benefit or to kill your business.

But in government, all the activities must be made available to the media so that the people know and become partakers in the development initiatives.

He said as media personnel they however must report facts and not twist issues to create problems for the government. AMANI said that his office will be utilising media to disseminate vital information to the people of Bougainville and the World.

DARE PRAISES BOUGAINVILLE MEDIA

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The ABG Minister for Community Development, MELCHIOR DARE last night thanked the Bougainville media for supporting the government in disseminating vital information to the masses.

He made these remarks at the meet the Press dinner organized by the ABG Division of Media and Communications at the Hutjena Secondary School hall last night.

This is the first time for the Media and Communications division to organize and meet with all forms of media be it Electronic or Print operating on Bougainville.

The Minister said that with the Referendum coming up there is a need for more awareness to be made so that the people of Bougainville are made aware of the work of the ABG and how they can contribute to the preparation of the region for Referendum.

The Minister represented the ABG President, Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS who is also the Communications Minister at the dinner last night.

 

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