An event fitting for today being World Press Freedom Day 2021 – The European Union (EU) Delegation to PNG has announced its support behind Transparency International PNG in its bid to support journalism in PNG, with the launching of the Investigative Journalism Awards initiative under the ‘Promoting Anti-corruption and Integrity Strategies’ (PAIS) Project.
One of the objectives of the PAIS Project implemented by TIPNG, and funded by the European Union under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, is to increase capacity of journalists and editors to conduct investigative journalism.
Davide Messina, Program Manager (PAIS) and EU representative speaking at the launch stressed for the need for quality journalism to fend off biased and fake content has become even more urgent. Journalists hold the power to account or provide accurate information on vaccines, as an antidote against dis- and misinformation.
The work of journalists is critical to the health of our societies – allowing all of us to stay informed, empowered and safe. Ethical journalism is essential to making our societies and democracies more open, transparent, and resilient.