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Fears mobile TV will decimate Vanuatu culture

Fears mobile TV will decimate Vanuatu culture

Updated 24 September 2014, 17:26 AEST

There is concern in Vanuatu that an influx of foreign media programming on a proposed new mobile television network will decimate local culture and custom.

Earlier this month the chairman of Irish-based mobile phone company Digicel met with Prime Minister Joe Natuman to discuss a proposal for a mobile TV network that would introduce more than 50 new channels into Vanuatu.

Programs would be viewed on people's mobile phones.

The proposal has senior cultural figures worried.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Ambong Thompson, Acting Director of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre

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