Radio Television Brunei - Provider of Valid and Accurate Information
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Sunday, November 30, 2014
THE public should rely on Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) and not through social media for more valid and accurate information, a senior government official said yesterday.
Hj Md Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos, the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office (Media and Cabinet), said that many people today obtain information faster via social media. However, the information is often innacurate and inconsistent with information presented through proper media channels.
“”This is one of the major challenges faced by RTB today,” Hj Md Rozan said, adding that the dissemination of false information could cause widespread panic and agitation.
He was speaking during the launch of the RTB Media Carnival at Times Square yesterday.
To overcome this issue, the Permanent Secretary urged the state broadcaster to also play an active role in social media.
“RTB must move forward and explore in the use of social media applications and interactive media to communicate with its audience,” he said.
“It will give the public a variety of sources for valid information,” he added.
Hj Md Rozan said that one of the objectives of the Media Carnival is to promote RTB’s vision and its services, in line with the state broadcaster’s slogan ‘Sentiasa Bersama Biskita’ (always with you).
Pg Hj Md Sariffuddien Pg Hj Aaji, the organiser of the RTB Media Carnival said that the carnival aims to give the public the opportunity to interact closely with RTB and to get public feedback on its services and programmes.
“By undertanding our weaknesses, we will try to improve and enhance our programmes and services,’’ he said.
The carnival is open to the public until tomorrow.
The carnival is also the precursor to the upcoming annual RTB Awards ceremony which will be held on December 6 at the Jerudong Park Country Club Amphitheatre.
Since 2001, RTB has organised the Media Carnival and Awards ceremony to honour the contributions of local artistes in the Sultanate. – Khai Zem Mat Sani
The Brunei Times