Censorship starts at home: Chief censor

​ Although music, arts and the media are tools to drive positive behavioural change in this day and age, Chief Censor Steven Mala says censorship starts at home.

Mala was speaking on Wednesday during a panel discussion at the National Men’s Forum on promoting positive behaviour through music, arts, media and sports.

While many argue that it has become the norm for PNG artists to sing about women, music and arts is having a positive impact on those who have chosen to take up the microphone. If there was anyone who has seen the hardship faced by today’s musicians firsthand, it is 93 YumiFM’s breakfast guru, Kasty.

Former Post-Courier editor and media council president, Alexander Rheeney, made a valid point that news managers in newsrooms should use their discretion to make space for positive news stories that empower people’s lives.

Speaking on the positive behaviour change that sport has had on young men and women, NRL’s in-country manager, Mark Mom, said time spent in sports is time well spent.

But with all the latest music and movies released for entertainment, it also poses a threat on the younger generation and their intake of information.

He added that his office is faced with the daily challenge of rating music and movies for public viewing and listening.


(Pictured 93 YumiFM’s breakfast guru, Kasty)

Sophie Yaruso