KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak outlined five important criteria to be adopted by media practitioners, including social media movers, in every news reporting.
Speaking at the Premier Media Night 2015 here, Najib said the criteria were to maintain a professional attitude at all times, being responsible, and giving constructive views and criticisms.
"The third is that media practitioners must report issues based on valid and accurate facts, and not based on assumption and rumour although they (media practitioners) rush to produce the news, but (they) must ensure what is reported are actual facts," he said.
Najib said the other criteria was that media practitioners must practice healthy reporting by rejecting slanderous elements, the tendency to pit one against another, being racial or touching on sensitive issues such as religion.
Also present were Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor; Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek; chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa; cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and senior editors of local media organisations and media practitioners. - Bernama