REQUEST FOR BOOKS  HELP

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OUT OUR PAPUA NEW GUINEA NEIGHBORS

Early this year, the Council of the University of Papua New Guinea decided to abolish a number of courses at the university as a result of the severe budget cuts imposed by the Papua New Guinea government under its 1999 budget.

Unfortunately, one of the courses affected was journalism, bringing an end to a course that was responsible for producing some of the best journalists now in the PNG media.

The decision has placed much pressure on the only other university, the Divine Word University, which also teaches journalism and communication arts, to take on students - left stranded by the UPNG decision.

This situation has created one major problem. The library of the Divine Word University is critically short of journalism books and resources to cater for all students.

Post-Courier editor Oseah Philemon is appealing to colleagues in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere who may have books they do not need to donate them to the Divine Word University for journalism students - if it is possible to do so.

The focus of the course is on print media so they would welcome books dealing with every aspect of print journalism as well as books covering media law, ethics and other related subjects.

Any donated books will be much appreciated.

Editor, Post-Courier PO Box 85 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Tel: (675) 3091021/(675) 3214650 Fax: (675) 3201781/(675) 3212721 Email: Error! Bookmark not defined.

Title -- 2182 PNG: Books appeal to help DWU Date -- 15 June 1999 Byline -- None Origin -- Pacific Media Watch Source -- PANPA Bulletin (Sydney), June 1999 Copyright -- PANPA Bulletin Status -- Unabridged

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