The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is looking into the creation of a news portal that integrates digital feeds from three government-linked media agencies, said its minister Gobind Singh Deo. The portal is conceived in hopes to streamline the flow of news and
He said the proposal was for Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) and the Information Department to collaborate in coming up with a single digital news portal.
“We need a more effective system to compete with the existing news portals in terms of providing up-to-date news faster.Gobind Singh
“At present, the plan is to launch it by the first quarter of next year,” said Gobind during an official visit to RTM office in Johor and the state Information Department today.
Gobind said that the integrated news portal would streamline news through social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in a speedy and accurate manner, with open content.
He added that the portal will also channel news reporting responsibly, including explaining government policies at the federal and state levels.
Gobind said the portal will also seek to address all sorts of issues and also misconceptions quickly and also provide the latest news.
“All three (RTM, Bernama and Information Department) have the infrastructure and workforce in all states for the collaboration.
“However, he said he has yet to gather feedback from Bernama on this as the incoming chief executive officer (Nurini Kassim) will only be joining in January next year,” he said.