Solomons PM Calls On Media To Be More Professional

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Sogavare: ‘Good journalism …. will hold public trusts’

By Aatai John

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, May 29, 2015) – Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare reiterated on the need for our local journalists to be more professional in their career, by breeding good journalism that will hold public trusts.

Speaking during the Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) anniversary celebration held at the Honiara Hotel on Wednesday evening, the guest of honour said that media plays a very important role in any country, given its vital job to keep feeding the nation with information happening around them.

He also said that media is powerful, as it stands to voice out the concerns and interests of the people that will promotes good governance for our society.

"Our journalists must strive to breed good journalism, showing brilliant efforts in their career to keep the nation inform on accurate information that worth reporting in the news."

[PIR editor’s note: Solomon Star reported that ‘A 'Prime Minister Media Excellence Award' will be awarded to a top journalist this year. ... This was announced by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the Media Freedom Day celebration last night. ... Mr Sogavare said, in recognition of the good working relationship that exists with the media the government is introducing the Prime Minister Media Excellence Award from this year. ... He said, the award will be in the form of a scholarship to be undertaken in 2016. ... "The winner will undertake journalism studies either at Solomon Islands National University or overseas at the government expense."’]

Sogavare continued by stressing that journalists ought to be professionals in their job, by reporting on right information and not just relying on hearsay to publish in their news.

He said that being a good journalist will help our country to move forward in development and also helps our nation to trust the work of the media with much respect and credibility held for journalists.

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