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Correspondents Report - 'Wantok': PNG's proud newspaper helping shape and preserve Tok Pisin 17/06/2017

24.6.17

Correspondents Report - 'Wantok': PNG's proud newspaper helping shape and preserve Tok Pisin 17/06/2017: PNG Correspondent Eric Tlozek paid the publication a visit, and found that Papua New Guineans are still proud of how they took the language of their European colonisers and made it their own.

(Freda Kana speaking Tok Pisin):

ERIC TLOZEK: That's Freda Kana, the editor of the weekly Wantok Niuspepa, saying hello to listeners of Correspondents Report in Tok Pisin, one of the three official languages of Papua New Guinea.

The newspaper is an education initiative that dates back to just before Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia, when the country's church leaders wanted to help Papua New Guineans understand the momentous political events that were taking place.


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