JULIANNA WAEDA | PNG Loop
A Port Moresby based radio announcer has been arrested and charged by Port Moresby police for broadcasting misleading information over the weekend.
The 30-year old from the Western Highlands went on air last week commenting on the lack of a report about the joint Australian Federal Police and Royal PNG Constabulary police operations.
Bawa said media personalities should refrain from making unsubstantiated comments or jokes that could be detrimental to regional and national operations.
He said an announcer was formally charged on Friday and should appear in court this week. He added that he plans to get in touch with media organisations to advise them to be more strict about their on-air content in order to avoid such incidents.