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MAPKOMS acknowledges online platforms support journalists on news coverage

MAPKOMS acknowledges online platforms support journalists on news coverage

Minister of Parliament and Social Communications (MAPKOMS), Francisco Martins (Photo Tatoli)

DILI, 03 may 2022 (TATOLI)—Minister of Parliament and Social Communications (MAPKOMS), Francisco Martins, acknowledged that online platforms in the digitalization era support journalists for news coverage.

“The internet helps journalists to be able to provide accurate data for news writing. In this era of digitalization, journalists can access several documents to support journalists in news coverage,” The Minister of Social Communication, Fransisco Martins said in his remarks on press council’s celebration day, on 3 May, in Delta Nova, this tuesday.

He added that journalists must effectively access the internet to provide news data:”It is important to complete data and graphs with the news,”

The President of the Press Council, Virgílio Guterres,(Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

Speaking at the PC Celebration day’ The President of the Press Council, Virgílio Guterres, also highlighted that digitization could pose a challenge to online harassment for journalists. The main challenges are to provide credibility, fairness, and impartiality.

“Everyone can provide unfair and impartial information to the public through online media. They are not journalists who uphold the ethics and code of ethics of journalists,” said Guterres

Every year journalists have problems with digitization, so Today it is possible to reactivate and ensure that freedom of expression will be implemented effectively.

“We face this challenge every year, therefore the Press Council needs more training for journalists,”

The President of the Press Council, Virgilio Guterres, therefore, invited all journalist training centers to discuss with a focus on the journalism training curriculum.

 

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges

 

 

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