Monday, November 03, 2008

Philemon passes his condolences on passing of Boden

Former Media Council president and Post-Courier editor-in-chief Oseah Philemon has extended his condolences to management and staff of The National, family, friends, colleagues and students of the late Ian Boden on his sudden passing early this (Monday, November 03, 2008) morning.

Mr Philemon was sitting at a roadside cafeteria in Lae yesterday morning when his son Moses called him from Divine Word University in Madang to inform him of Mr Boden’s passing at Modilon Hospital in Madang.

He immediately called The National to pass on his condolences.

“I want to extend to the management and staff of The National, and the administration and students of Communication Arts at Divine Word University, my deepest condolences and sympathy for the untimely passing of Ian Boden,” Mr Philemon said.

“Ian was a man of inspiration.

“He inspired many young journalists and students with his style of writing and also his wide experience in journalism.

“His death is a great loss to our attempts to train young journalists for the future.

Papua New Guinea has lost a great journalist and a great journalism educator.

“He has left a great vacuum at the Divine Word University and it will be very difficult to fill his shoes with the kind of quality and experience he possessed.”



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