Media houses take a closer look at internet media
Directors from various media houses from the Caribbean, Latin America and China who recently attended a 2-day meeting in Chile to discuss the inter media concluded that they need to take a closer look at the role of internet media. They also concluded that reports that have not been investigated thoroughly row which are misleading are often published on the internet. Executives from Suriname’s media houses, STVS, De Ware Tijd, ATV and Times of Suriname attended the meeting. Guno Cooman, director at ATV, pointed out that the meeting was successful and that there should be a follow-up meeting. “I always applaud it when media houses assemble to discuss issues that affect them.” After several presentations it became clear that the role of internet media is becoming bigger in China and the South American continent. The media houses support this development but placed some critical comments. They pointed out that the basic principles of journalism must be protected at all times. Information that was gathered from unreliable sources or by or unprofessional reporters is often placed on the internet and in particular on social media sites. Chinese media houses pointed out that they have done a lot of research and therefore offered their services and knowledge to their colleagues in the Caribbean and Latin America.