[WATCH] Always check facts, we can't afford to make mistakes as journalists

Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa says while journalism plays a crucial role in society, the failure by journalists to fact check and be accurate in their reporting is damaging the integrity of news agencies.

This comes after factual elements mentioned in a trafficking story, reported in The Star newspaper, were disputed.

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This habitual mendacity has to stop.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

What we have to do as a service, and indeed as a calling, is too important as a pillar of democracy.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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When you cannot tell the difference between a social media thread and the front page of a newspaper, or indeed something you might hear on a show like this one, we are in trouble.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

It will be the end of journalism. And that will be a sad day.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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