I was pleasantly delighted to be involved as a participant at the PNG Media Council's 2009 Media Awards Night in Port Moresby on Tuesday night.
I congratulate MCPNG president Joe Kanekane, his deputy Michael Asagoni, the hardworking MCPNG secretariat CEO Nimo Kama and staff for a well organised and orderly presentation night, credited with excellent speakers, generous sponsors of awards and deserving award recipients and commendations.
I am sure the annual event can rise to the next level of excellence and support with wholesome support from all mainstream media houses.
Notable media executives Joseph Ealedona and his deputy Memafu Kapera from NBC and Kundu 2 National Television Service, Wesley Raminai of Sunday Chronicle, Sanjay Bhosale and his The National newspaper editorial management team, the EMTV CEO and his PNG and Fiji management team and old hands including Justine Kili of Pacific View Media, Titi Gabi and her YumiFM/NauFM team, IPBC's Brian Gomez and UPNG journalism lecturer Leo Wafiwa gave the occasion added colour and prominence to the event.
Thank you to David Conn of Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce, the United Nation's team and the AusAID team who've been MCPNG's major supporters over the last few years.
I have been to less than orderly media functions before but Tuesday night buried all that stigma.