Despite the poor reputation of the mainstream media, on-line and in-print, journalists continue to have a strong effect in shaping public opinion.
Negligent or misinformed reporting will create an unfair perception among the general public of social issues that touch on ethnic relations.
Take this report by Harian Metro’s Junaidi Ladjana that a boy was killed by his family dog.
The use of photos of the dead child is also of poor judgment.
Here’s what didn’t happen: Dibaham anjing
Here’s what actually happen based on the autopsy report: Bukan kena baham anjing
Based on the autopsy report, the police believe the accused animal was in fact attempting to save the unfortunate child.
Please encourage responsible reporting by the Malaysian press.
Original source: Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better