The National,Wednesday March 9th, 2016
TELIKOM PNG Ltd and Media Niugini Ltd (MNL) now have a workforce with skill sets and capabilities which allow both companies to share these resources, chairman Mahesh Patel says.
Media Niugini Limited is the parent company of EMTV, the longest running free-to-air television station in the country.
Patel said during the announcement of EMTV being 100 per cent PNG-owned yesterday that Telikom had long term plans to revive its college in Lae, as well as establishing a training centre for television journalists.
He said training for TV journalists was in the pipeline as there needed to be proper planning.
“With access to our Datec learning centres, EMTV’s Media Institute and the Lae Training College, our vision is to train home-grown content and production capabilities of the highest standards. Huge emphasis will be placed on training and development of our people,” Patel said.
“Our long term plan is to revive our training school, which is somewhat defunct over the years.
“Set up a school for journalists for TV production, let’s not rely on overseas people; we will obviously bring up mentors here.
“But the dream is to create our own production houses, get TV serials going.
“Its early days, I’ve thrown the idea to EMTV management, I would like to see something this time next year.
“It will take a while, we need to plan it properly, we don’t want to start something and see it rot away over two years.”