My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2006

« Tensions rise in the ethnic melting pot that is Jiwaka Province | Main | PNG Council of Churches condemns asylum seekers detention »

11 April 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

That's why I asked the question.

I think PNG Attitude holds a high moral ground in social media.

It is the many other social media contributors within PNG that a lot of us don't read or hear about that may be causing the angst.

And is Martyn's blog really a threat?

Don, has a good point.

The way PNG Blogs wrote about the Unitech saga was distasteful to me.

The contributors made respectable people in government look like shit.

PNG Attitude is doing well, compliments to KJ. That is why PNG Attitude is bookmarked on my Firefox and Chrome browsers respectively.

If you have personal opinions which might be deem as defamatory about the PM or whoever keep it to yourself or your inner circle of friends.

But if you have facts with evidence that were proven in the court of law than by all means call a spade a spade.

Francis Nii said the same thing when he commented on his article.

I think this may be a 'blessing in disguise'.

Bloggers, whether critics or commentators, should accept the challenge to be more responsible with and for their words, avoid slander, rumour mongering, and racist or hate speech.

As long as any defamation suits arising from the proposed new law is paid for by the complainant (MPs & bureaucrat) and not using tax payers money to rich law firms, because this can easily deplete five years worth of national budget funds if the MPs and public service fat cats start using tax payers money to file suits against every social media critic.

Personally I have observed some bloggers use emotional language to make down-right slanderous accusations so this law may guide them to stick to issues whist avoiding 'psyching up' a gullible audience who lack analytic assessment skills of social media information.
___________

PNG Attitude's editorial policies are worth referring to in this context - KJ
http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/about-png-attitude.html

Is it so that we Attitude readers are shielded from the excesses of extravagant comment that perhaps characterises "defamatory" content flung about on PNG cyberspace?

How much of the intended intrusion in PNG social media is born of genuine concern for unregulated and cruel comment vs dictatorial crack-down by power hungry pollies?
__________

PNG Attitude's editorial policies are on the blog. They're frank and fair, and we stick to them -
http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/about-png-attitude.html

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.