A need for improved journalist accreditation

Journalists must see themselves as professionals. It’s not just a job or career. — 123rf.com

THE accreditation of journalists should not be limited to the issuance of government media passes. Instead, members of the media should also be accredited professionally by an independent body, say academicians.

International Islamic University of Malaysia’s (IIUM) Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Murad Merican moots the idea of professional examinations for journalists of all platforms to ensure quality journalism. These exams could be conducted under the auspices of a commission or perhaps the Malaysian media council that looks set to be established soon.

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