DIVINE WORD UNIVERSITY / PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH
DIVINE WORD UNIVERSITY HAS ANNOUNCED the publication of the book Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea, Yu tok wanem? edited by Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki of Unitec, Auckland, and Br Michael McManus and Patrick Matbob of the Communication Arts Department of Divine Word University.
This book is a co-publication of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre and DWU Press in Madang.
DWU says it is pleased to present the work of our young, emerging researchers who write about issues involving mainstream media, the information gap and social concerns, providing space for critical reflection on media, communication and development.
Among the many issues raised in this book are Family violence: Is it just another incident?, Radio: Are we tuned in for development? and HIV/AIDS language: Benefit or barrier?
Young PNG researchers tell us something of their own stories in these chapters. “I grew up in Upa village in the Southern Highlands,” writes Jeffrey Elapa. “I was briefly caught in between two warring clans. This research was a learning ground for me,” writes Brenda Peter.
DWU lecturer Patrick Matbob writes: “To see students transform from being nervous, shy and uncertain to being self-confident is a deeply satisfying experience for me.”
Most of the work presented in these chapters comes from the research dissertations of final year communication arts students under the supervision of Mr Matbob. He writes at length of his experiences of teaching research.