Professionalism and ethics of journalism are able to ensure news accuracy in presented information.
Mayor Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud stated, “I appreciate the freedom of the media in determining and filtering sources of information for news before publication as guided by the ethics of journalism.
“As the local authority (PBT), the management of the Ipoh City Council (MBI) including myself is also bound by rules and ethics.
“Thank you to all media practitioners for continuously helping MBI to spread balanced and accurate news to the people in the state,” he said in his speech in conjunction with a Raya celebration with the media at M Roof Hotel yesterday.
Meanwhile, Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club President, Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali spoke on the importance of ensuring news accuracy on social media to prevent any confusion.
“I hope all the influencers on social media networks will always ensure all information is based on authentic sources to prevent contradiction.
He also expressed gratitude to the MBI, especially the Mayor, for the organisation of various programmes and activities in appreciation of the press.
“I hope such programmes can be continued in the future as it strengthens camaraderie between the media and MBI.
Last night, MBI celebrated Raya with 100 members of the media with performances which included a special appearance by local rock artist, Mus May and lucky draw prizes.
Present were Council Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak and WHIP Leader of the MBI Council Member, Dato’ Mazlan Abd Rahman.