The Media Council of PNG (MCPNG) wishes to invite ALL MEMBERS to participate in the 2008 Media Conference from10th -15th November 2008 by sending a delegation from your organisation. A formal letter from MCPNG President will be delivered to you soon.
Due to growing concern about the state of media including inadequate development content and poor media standards, MCPNG is hosting this conference to facilitate the engagement of media observers and practitioners to contribute towards strengthen the media system in PNG. Present challenges in the media have caused grave concern that the Prime Minister has called on the media to report responsibly. Therefore, the purpose of the conference is to create an opportunity for critical reflection and rational deliberation on the theme: media, good governance and the future. There are four plenary topics with discussion sessions. You are kindly invited to send a delegation of at least 6 members to the conference.
Please note that major events that will include the following
- Media Breakfast: each member is given a quota of 10 people to attend the media breakfast to be held on the first day of the Conference. It will be attended by Governor General and other dignitaries. It will be free for members.
- Media Bonding: your organization is given an opportunity to do a company presentation at the media bonding event on the 10th November 2008. Each MCPNG member is also expected to plan and execute a media bonding event on the designated evenings of the conference. The rational is that you would promote your organization including its goods and services to the conference participants and guests.
- Media Awards Banquet: each member organization is requested to make submissions for the relevant media awards categories to be sent out by the awards committee shortly. Entry to the Banquet is by tickets selling at K60 per person.
- Post Conference Study Tour: please indicate if you would like to the post conference study tour to visit your establishment. It will be very useful to facilitate that for the conference participants.
In order to progress the planning process, we will appreciate your response by the 30 October 2008. Find attached the provisional program for the 2008 Media Conference. For more information, please call Nimo Kama on 3233974 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to your response.
Nimo Walter Kama
Activities Coordinator, Media for Development Initiatives
Media Council of Papua New Guinea
Phone: (675) 3233974 Fax: (675) 3233349