REGIONAL MEDIA WATCHDOG GROUP, the Pacific Freedom Forum, is calling on Papua New Guinea's media to be careful about threats of violence.
In the weeks since the political standoff began in PNG, there have been disputes involving reporters, politicians, soldiers and police.
Last week one reporter had a gun pointed at him and had his reporting equipment confiscated, while the ABC's local reporter was threatened by those involved in the short mutiny.
The Pacific Freedom Forum is calling on media organisation to support their staff.
“It has been quite serious, especially where the radio reporter was threatened to be shot by a very angry and agitated soldier,” said Titi Gabi, chair of the Forum.
“His recorders and mobile phone were confiscated. It became really scary. I mean he was just doing is job.
“It's a really difficult situation right now and on top of that, a lot of [journalists] are very inexperienced, very young reporters, and it's been really stressful for them.”