President of the Media Council of Papua New Guinea, Alexander Reheeney is calling on PNG journalists to report credible news to their viewers, listeners and readers.
Speaking to EMTV News, he said that fake news that commonly begins from social media is a threat to main stream media, and journalists need to be careful when it comes to reporting.
With elections around the corner, and the mainstream media is gearing up for elections, MCPNG President Reheeney has asked journalists to go back to basic journalism, and keep reports balanced and credible.
He said with fake news always a possibility, journalists must always check that the sources are reliable, so they hold the trust of viewers, and readers.
While social media has become the new news hub for the latest news in this technology generation, Rheeney hopes the general public can differentiate between real news and fake news.