O’Neill: Media is free

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The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013

PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says he has no plans to control the media and its freedom in Papua New Guinea

 “I have no such intentions nor do I have such powers,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He added that he did not make any threats to cancel the broadcasting licence for EMTV.

“The media and free speech are important cornerstones of our democratic system.

“I always support and promote the use of the media to debate issues for public good.”