The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) have exchanged a renewed Memorandum of Understanding which reflects a commitment to a collaborative relationship between the national broadcasters, both among the largest bastions of independent media in the Pacific.
Under the renewed Memorandum of Understanding, the ABC and the NBC commit to working together to enhance both organisations’ commitment to serve the public interest through information, education and entertainment.
This partnership also demonstrates the public broadcasters’ contribution to democracy and recognises their value as important cultural institutions.
NBC Managing Director, Kora Nou, said, “The NBC is the preeminent source of media information in Papua New Guinea connecting citizens across our country. The partnership builds on the spirit of friendship and working together developed over many years between the ABC and the NBC. Several examples of working together include digitisation of NBC’s historical archive materials, and the planned short term training placement of select NBC staff in areas of the ABC, which will commence in 2023.”
ABC Managing Director David Anderson said: “The ABC has a long history of engagement with our PNG neighbours. This agreement strengthens the media collaboration between the ABC and the NBC as institutions as well as through relationships between our staff. We will continue to invest in our partnership and learn from each other to better serve our shared audiences.”