Media gives voice to the public's concerns, says Anwar

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 May 2023

IPOH: The media plays an important role in giving voice to the public’s concerns, including those about the government, says Datuk Seri Dr Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that the media also holds the responsibility to shape the public’s view.

“Journalists in the country are the founders of ideas, initiating the spirit of independent thought and sowing the seeds of awareness,” he said during the 2023 National Journalists' Day (Hawana) summit at Casuarina Convention Centre here Sunday (May 28).

Anwar added that media practitioners should have ideas, values and principles.

“Earlier, I was at Port Dickson, launching a National Youth Day event, where I talked about similar matters. I said the media should be the ones who spark great ideas and convey values.

“Young journalists should be given training not only about principles, but also the history held by the people and the country.

“The struggle faced by journalists who have ideas, principles and values is not easy. That is why the Hawana is a form of appreciation for them,” he said.

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