Stick to fair news and reports, journalists told

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BINTULU: It is the onus of every journalist to stick to the principles by writing and producing fair news and reports.

Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said the principles included writing based on facts, refraining from hurting anyone or giving personal attack but instead he or she must be able to contribute to the community.

According to him, the job of a journalist today is not just to report but to always balance between the good and the bad without leaving out the facts.

He said this at a leisure programme with members of the Bintulu Bumiputera Media Practitioners Club (KPMBB) at a hotel today.

The Jepak assemblyman said it is not a problem for journalists to report what happened but the wordings and phrases used in the sentences must be correct and not excessive in terms of implications.

At the same time, he gave his full support to the establishment of the club and hoped that members would continue to make the establishment of the club as a platform to unite media practitioners from various backgrounds and agencies while looking after the welfare of registered members.

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