The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is encouraging the media to report with a sense of responsibility, particularly when reporting on matters that may cause fear among the general public.
The call came following an article published on Solomon Star newspaper with the title ‘Plot to assassinate Sogavare’ on the 9th of April 2022 by Alfred Sasako.
Commissioner of Police Mr. Mostyn Mangau said the article “is very dangerous and I appeal to the author to rethink before publishing such a story. The right place for this information to go to is RSIPF and not media.”
Commissioner Mangau said the RSIPF is a neutral organisation.
“We have the responsibility to look after each citizen of this country. Police see this kind of reporting is not good enough for public consumption.”
He says the article totally undermines the national security of this country.
“To make it worse the author does not have good judgement to contact RSIPF or my media team to verify or give the police side of the story.
“By doing this, it would be helpful for the readers to have a balanced side of the story. Good to be responsible when reporting on matters of national interest and security. This is our country. We must try as much as possible to be responsible enough,” he said.
With RSIPF Media