(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The Media Council of Papua New Guinea has expressed grave concern about recent statements by political leaders aimed at curtailing freedom of speech. The council's concerns were expressed at a weekend retreat of its directors at the Loloata Island Resort outside Port Moresby.
In a statement issued at the weekend, the council said it was encouraged that processes of parliament were being reactivated through some deliberate commitment of the current government. This was clearly demonstrated through the revamp of the Permanent Public Accounts Committee and the Permanent Parliamentary Privileges …