11 Aug 2015

Vanuatu prime minister hits out at country's journalists

9:19 pm on 11 August 2015

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Sato Kilman has summoned journalists to his office from around the country and told them to be responsible journalists.

The Prime Minister says media freedom comes with responsibility and does not allow a journalist to defame or to say rude words about another person.

Mr Kilman says with information flow becoming faster, if it is released before being checked, it can destroy a person's reputation and credibility.

Journalists at the meeting agree journalists need to take extra care, but say political leaders must also know how to use the media and to accept that when they do wrong it will be reported.