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PNG research: Mobile phones in rural villages a ‘double-edged sword’

by on August 25, 2011

BRISBANE: The introduction of mobile phones in rural villages in Papua New Guinea is seen as a double-edged sword, with communities welcoming the opportunity to communicate but fearing it will lead to family breakdowns.

A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher Amanda Watson has explored the way new mobile technology, in areas which did not have landline, internet or electricity access, has been changing people’s lives, social structures and relationships.

Full story by (Queensland University of Technology/Pacific Media Watch).

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