Freedom of the Press

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status


Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)


Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)


Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)


Two English-language dailies and two weeklies and an independent television channel (viewed mainly in the capital) provide a variety of opinions and aggressive reporting. The two radio networks of the state-run National Broadcasting Corporation came under fire from PINA, the Pacific Islands News Association, when the news director was suspended for allegedly anti-government programming.