Media barring by political parties

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2009

CIJ has written a letter to Utusan Malaysia over the paper's selective representation of CIJ's views on the issue of media barring by political parties.

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Forty-seven IFEX members condemn massacre of journalists, call for justice

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Condemning the problem of impunity in the Philippines, 47 IFEX members appeal for justice in the horrible massacre of a reported 28 journalist

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CIJ urges political parties not to restrict media access, but wants media to be fair in reporting

Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) disagrees with the barring of reporter from Utusan Malaysia by the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat, from its press conference. CIJ believes that media professionals, regardless of the owners' political affiliations, should be allowed to cover all public functions organized by the state.

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PHILIPPINES: SEAPA Statement on the Massacre of Civilians and Journalists in Maguindanao

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Even warlordism is but a symptom of the larger climate of impunity that threatens Filipinos, their media, and their democracy in general. For that toxic environment, the government must be held accountable.

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Take action: Mobilise social networking tools to support campaign to end gender violence

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) joins the 16 days of activism to end gender violence. This campaign was launched globally in 1991 and in recent years and with advances in technology, violence against women has also taken on a new dimension through the online platforms like emails, blogs, phones etc.

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Public should demand for their right to know, object to Federal Govt's use and defence of OSA

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) applauds the Selangor state government's initiative to demand for public release of the findings of the tragic Bukit Antarabangsa landslide that happened on 6 December 2008 in the face of challenges from the Federal Government to protect the document that is classified under the Official Secrets Act.

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INDONESIA: Foreign journalists arrested for covering Greenpeace rally

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Indonesian police arrested two foreign journalists on 15 November 2009 in Riau province, Sumatra, for conducting a news coverage of a Greenpeace protest rally.

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Public want media to be more effective in reporting on corruption

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009

Malaysians relied on the mainstream media for information on corruption but they were concerned with biased reporting on the issue, according to the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)-Merdeka Centre survey on corruption and the media.

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Organization to support legal defense for journalists formally launched

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), a non-government organization that provides legal support to journalists and media outlets in the course of protecting their right to free expression, was formally launched last week.

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Launch of Media and Corruption Survey Result by CIJ and Merdeka Centre

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Merdeka Centre is pleased to invite you to the launch of the result of the Media and Corruption Survey 2009.

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