Yama blasts Madang-based journalists

Madang Governor Peter Yama has condemned Madang-based journalists for misreporting the issues in Madang.

Yama issued the warning to the journalists after receiving a petition from the people of Madang, especially from Bel, Ari and Wagi in the Madang District.

Governor Yama said most times journalists report inaccurate information, causing indifference among the community.

“Look at the current issues. Most times people, especially journalists, turn to social media for information, which is not right.

“If you need information, talk to me or any other people of concern to balance your story.”

He added that the good name of Madang has been tarnished by the media.

Yama further issued a stern warning that going forward, any journalist found to be reporting inaccurate information will be moved out of the province.

Meantime, the Madang Provincial Administration had been given 48-hours to respond to the petition regarding the four people shot by police early this month. 

Freddy Mou