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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (August 20, 1998 - The National/Pasifik Nius/Niuswire)---Some male students at the University of Papua New Guinea's Waigani campus have been screening pornographic videotapes to earn money, it has been claimed, the National reports.

The students have resorted to the illegal act "for their school fees," the university's security boss, Michael Moir-Bussy, said yesterday.

"They have been quite blatant (despite repeated warnings)," Mr. Moir-Bussy said.

A fortnight ago, security guards caught about 50 men (mostly students) watching a pornographic tape titled "Beretta's Island" at 11.35 p.m. in the Arts Lecture Theatre, the university's newsletter, The University This Week (TUTW), reported on August 14.

Sex video viewing had been going on for several months, the TUTW reported.

The student who showed the explicit sex video to others and collected money had been identified and referred to the university authorities and the police.

Despite stern warnings from security officers and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rodney Hills, another student showed an X-rated video last Friday night.

This student had also been identified and referred to the police and university authorities.

The possession, display and viewing of pornographic material are punishable under the criminal code of PNG, Mr. Moir-Bussy told TUTW.

The sex video screenings at the campus have complemented ordinary videotapes in efforts to lure more customers.

Students are allowed to screen videotapes using university facilities, mainly through their various clubs, as part of their recreation activities.

Title -- 1653 EDUCATION: Porn video shows 'on UPNG campus' Date -- 20 August 1998 Byline -- None Origin -- Pasifik Nius Source -- The National (PNG), 20/8/98 Copyright -- The National Status -- Unabridged

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