In Thailand, March 5th of every year is National Reporter’s Day. Phuketindex.com is the part of Phuket’s local media, and we are continuously striving to convey information & news that is beneficial to quality of lif and tourism, and also to promote the image of Phuket.
In the following article, the chiefs of some government agencies give us their opinions of the operations of Phuket’s media.
Kathu Mayor – Khun Chaianan Suttikul “Journalists in Phuket can offer useful information to the community clearly and frankly. They should ensure news sources are reliable and they should distribute news quickly and precisely. Phuket’s journalists should take pride in their career and work to create a good image for Phuket.”
Khun Santi Pawai – Director Phuket Office of Tourism and Sports “Mass communication has developed greatly in recent years. With today’s technology, news can be published widely and quickly, and it’s important all journalists give priority to news is created accurately. Our agency is directly responsible for tourism and sports directly and we ask reporters to highlight news that have an interesting perspective.”
Khun Thawat Sriveerachai – Director Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center “Media is a profession important to society and the community. News reports should be presented based on facts and should be useful to the community. Journalists must be a voice representing the government in linking information back to the community. Our agencies should work together to support local projects and develop local sources to support news.”
Khun Tanet Munnoy – Director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources “As the officer in charge of the environment on the island I know that environmental issues are important to tourist. Environmental issues will affect tourism as a whole, and it is not only our staff that can change society. It is important we have cooperation from the media in relation to campaigns and provide information to the public.
“I admire the work of Phuket’s media and feel they are very effective. Today, with such a wide variety of technology, media publications, online media, radio or TV stations communities can access any information they so desire, in particular important issues such as a tsunami or earthquake disaster warnings. We would like say thank you to all those journalists who have take social responsibility seriously and recognize the importance of environmental conservation. They are great role models for the future generation of news reporters.”