That was an appeal from deputy Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai.
He was speaking at the PNG Electoral Commission run-election training for journalist.
"Media play a crucial role in keeping the necessary checks and balances and I believe you will do the same for the 2017 National Elections to ensure there is transparency and integrity in the whole election process," Sinai said.
"This is because misreporting and misinformation can lead to unrest and violence."
The three-day workshop started today and is being attended by reporters from Loop PNG, Post Courier, The National, Sunday Chronicles, TV Wan, EMTV, FM 100, and Maoro FM.