The purpose of this policy is to outline the objectives and strategies for using media as a tool for development, such as promoting democracy, good governance, human rights, and social and economic development. This draft Policy seeks to address the decline in standards of journalism, the impact of poor journalism on the development agenda, and governments' lack of coordination in information services, and also consider the emergence of modern media.
The Universal Access Scheme Policy for Papua New Guinea outlines the strategies and actions needed to ensure that all citizens have affordable and reliable access to essential communication services such as the Internet and mobile communication. This draft policy is a direct response to current challenges faced in delivering the UAS under the National ICT Act 2009. This draft Policy aims to bridge the digital divide, promote social and economic development, and enhance education, health, and entrepreneurship opportunities.