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SOCIAL MEDIA DESK TO COUNTERACT GOVERNMENT DISINFORMATION

A general order regulating social media conduct by public servants will be implemented as of January 1st 2022 to manage disinformation originating from the public service. This was stated recently by the Minister for Information and Communication Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu while announcing the Governments’ counteractive initiatives. “Our constitutional democracy has a space and provision for whistle blowers everywhere including within the public service. But there is no place for disinformation unlawfully obtained and spread by serving public servants.” He

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ICT support to Bougainville

As part of the National Government’s commitment through the Joint Supervisory Body, the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville stand to benefit from K50 million worth of ICT Infrastructure and services covering the entire island from telecommunications, towers, broadband infrastructure, spectrum management, to radio and television broadcasting under a national government plan approved recently by the Marape-Basil Government. Minister for Information and Communication Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu made that announcement on the floor of

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MINISTER MASIU PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUTGOING UNITED NATIONS PAPUA NEW GUINEA RESIDENT COORDINATOR H.E. GIANLUCA RAMPOLLA

Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representative Simon Pentanu suspended this morning’s sitting of the House in Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, to give an opportunity to members of the House to hear a statement from the outgoing United Nations in Papua New Guinea Resident Coordinator His Excellency Gianluca Rampolla. A number of Members of the House of Representatives in attendance led by President Ishmael Toroama spoke in praise of Mr Rampolla’s leadership and warm personality during his tour of

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DCIT to create App for GBV victims

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) was invited to make submissions on  addressing cyber-bullying, by   a  special parliamentary committee on Gender Base Violence (GBV), in Port Moresby. Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Timothy Masiu in response, told the Committee  said that cyber-bullying as in the case of a child, and cyber-harassment as in the case of adults, is where a person initiates and engages in an online communication or posts with the intention to bully or

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Brash: Sharing and access to information can empower individuals

Moderator of panel discussions on Empowering Citizens and journalists at the National Integrity Summit, Martin Brash, says  sharing of  and access to  information  is  crucial  to empowering the media and the  communities.  Mr  Brash made the remarks  during  the National Integrity Summit which was organized by Transparency International at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby on Friday  14  May, 2021. A Senior  media personnel,  Mr Scott Waide was one of the panelists  who  explained the importance of accessing information especially

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Tsiamalili Jr. appointed vice minister for Bougainville Affairs

The Regional Member for Bougainville Peter Tsiamalili Jnr  has been appointed  Vice Minister for Bougainville Affairs, to  continue the national Government’s priority to ensure lasting peace and political settlement is reached on the Island. Prime Minister James  Marape said this when witnessing the swearing in of Mr Tsiamalili as Vice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Bougainville Affairs by Governor General, Grand Chief, Sir Bob Dadae at Government House on Tuesday 11 May 2021. Mr  Tsiamalili Jnr was recently elected

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