Papua New Guinea

Dateline Pacific

By Vlad Sokhin, Milne Bay

By Vlad Sokhin

(Photograph by Vlad Sokhin)

I’ve been travelling and storytelling from the Pacific for almost a decade. My most frequent destination is Papua New Guinea: beguiling, surprising, confronting, endowed with vast wilderness, immense resources, and the most culturally diverse population on the planet. I have travelled extensively in PNG, one of few reporters with a sustained interest and networks, reporting on politics, health, women’s rights, mining and logging fallout, climate change impacts, cultural and social change. You can find a wide selection of these pieces collated on this site – from the political economy of chewing betelnut, to access to contraception, to land-grabbing.