Opinion

Journalists are reporters, not propagandists

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA

Media practitioners are presumed non-partisans. They are to report on events as they unfold citing legit sources and may make intellegent comment on political issues.

But, as professionals, if they have to take side during election, they must not jibe below the belt of opposing candidates.

Either it’s lack of propriety or unprofessionalism that some so-called media practitioners in Iligan are proud to be aligned with candidates as their paid PRmen.

They should have read a comment of legendary media icon Max Soliven who said. “A journalist is a reporter, not a propagandist.” Yes, journalists are expected to deliver to the public reports which are presumed fair and true.

And so recently, as Gold Star daily Iligan bureau chief Nora Sorino reported, two Iligan mediamen were sued for their act unbecoming of a media professional.

#HuwagGayahin. #MyDailyTake

Categories: Opinion

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