Joanna Lester

Joanna Lester
Biography
Publications

Joanna Lester is a journalist and media specialist focussed on sport and Pacific affairs. She first visited Papua New Guinea to report on Rugby League in 2009, and worked as a Media and Communications Advisor for the NRL in PNG from 2014 to 2015. She is the director of Power Meri, a documentary film exploring the rise of PNG first national women’s rugby league team. 

The Orchids’ tale: PNG’s women’s rugby league team
The Orchids’ tale: PNG’s women’s rugby league team
A new documentary tells the story of the PNG Orchids at the World Cup and how they are changing perceptions of women.
Harnessing Papua New Guinea’s rugby league obsession
Harnessing Papua New Guinea’s rugby league obsession
There's momentum in many parts of the rugby league relationship between Australia and PNG – but more can be done.
Reports
Workshop outcomes document: The potential for rugby league to connect Australia and Papua New Guinea
This report summarises the outcomes of the workshop on The potential for rugby league to connect Australia and Papua New Guinea. Harriet Smith , Anna Kirk , Joanna…
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