PNG MP wants laws to prevent cultural appropriation
Quoting Radio New Zealand – article on 7 February 2019
“Law reform to ensure local culture is protected from misappropriation is being considered by Papua New Guinea's police minister.
“It comes after widespread outcry against a Chinese clothing brand which used photos shot in East New Britain Province, involving people in traditional tribal dress.
The minister, Jelta Wong, said an investigation was underway into how the company was allowed into the region.
The government and the local traditional council were also discussing how to enshrine protections to prevent future incidents, Mr Wong said.
"There needs to be more regulations and a proper demarcation of what is allowed and what is not allowed," he said.”
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