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BOUGAINVILLE: PNG pledges boost for local radio before referendum

Bougainville's Radio New Dawn FM studio. Image: New Dawn

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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MELBOURNE (ABC Pacific Beat/Pacific Media Watch)Papua New Guinea is pledging to help Bougainville strengthen its local radio services ahead of next year’s historic referendum on independence, reports Bindi Bryce on the ABC’s Pacific Beat programme.

But Bougainvilleans and government leaders appear to be torn between a return to shortwave or investing in greater FM coverage.

LISTEN: Bindi Bryce reporting on Pacific Beat

The news comes amid an Australian government review into broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific, triggered by the backlash over the ABC’s decision to end its shortwave service in January last year.

The Pacific Media Centre’s public submission prepared by Dr Lee Duffield and colleagues is here.

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