CCAC Urges Journalists To Report Fairly

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Journalists have been urged to report fairly and with facts, so that the public do not misinterpret information. 

Members of Community Coalition Against Corruption, or CCAC, said the current political developments in PNG are being watched very carefully in the region and facts must be a priority.

 

Especially in times of political uncertainty, journalists are reminded to be neutral and provide detailed facts from all parties.

 

In a media conference, Institute of National Affairs Executive Director, Paul Barker, said the media must be neutral in their reporting.

 

Transparency International (PNG) Chairman Lawrence Stephens said the current political standoff is being monitored closely in the country and people, including the media, have to be careful with what they say or report.

 

He said information on social media, especially Facebook, is not always correct.

 

The coalition members have called on all parties involved in the current issues involving the government, police and defence force, to respect the Constitution of the country.

 

If the current political debate continues, the coalition members are planning to organise a nationwide Haus Krai for the constitution.

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