"Media's a great tool but it can also be misused and provoke people. Just one wrong news item can kill thousands of people - that's happened in the past. We are be extremely careful and strict about what (is) the truth," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
He said that the Indian and the Australian media have a responsibility to build bridges between the two countries, rather than breaking them apart. Rahman"s comment comes after the Indian authorities urged local media to show restraint when reporting attacks on students in Australia.