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PNG broadcaster wins award for Journalism education

Wednesday 05 Oct 2011
A senior Papua New Guinean broadcast journalist with a training role for the national broadcaster has won a scholarship to the annual Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) conference in Adelaide in November, according to a Pacific Media Watch press release.

Mulai Robby

Mulai Robby, Chief News Editor for radio and television news at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), has won the Pacific Islands Nations Award, the JEAA announced.

Mr Robby’s role involves a longstanding and ongoing commitment to training journalists at NBC, including new recruits, and he is a regular training facilitator.

Mr Robby offered two abstracts for the conference, on the development and use of social media in journalism in PNG, and on the characteristics of “responsible journalism” in PNG culture and society.

This award is for a journalist, journalism academic, trainer or postgraduate student from a Pacific Island nation.

Scholarship winners receive grants of up to A$2,000 (US$1,960) each to enable them to attend the JEAA conference in Adelaide on 28-30 November.

The judges were Anne Dunn, president,of the JEAA, and Kathryn Bowd, vice-president conference, JEAA.