IFJ condemns conviction of NUJ president

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the conviction of Malaysian journalist and union leader Ha’ta Wahari on charges of “tarnishing the image” of his employer Utusan Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on April 14.

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SEAPA’s letter of support for NUJ president Ha’ta Wahari

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

A letter of support for National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Malaysia president Mohamed Ha’ta Wahari, from the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), a network of journalist and media freedom groups in Southeast Asia, of which CIJ is an associate member.

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Freedom House study finds mounting threats to Internet freedom

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Cyberattacks, politically motivated censorship, and government control over internet infrastructure are among the diverse and growing threats to internet freedom, according to Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media,a new study released today by Freedom House.

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Write in defence of journalist union leader!

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

CIJ calls on all Malaysians to rally behind Ha’ta and send a message to the Utusan top management that it is within the right of an NUJ president to speak for the dignity and integrity of the profession, and reject political interference in the newsrooms.

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Control of information handicaps Sarawak elections

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, note that there have been serious incidents and factors ahead of the 10th state elections which are preventing Sarawakians from seeking, receiving and sharing vital information that can help them decide on their representatives and government.

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Reporting on GTP: Why all good news?

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Good journalism involves asking the right questions. Asking who, what, when, where, why and how is part and parcel of any journalist’s toolkit. But how effectively did the major print media apply these tools when reporting on the recent Government Transformation Programme (GTP) first year celebrations?

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Surat terbuka kepada Menteri Dalam Negeri

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Hentikan penahanan wartawan dan hormati hak ekspresi rakyat

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S’gor FOI Enactment a breakthrough amid culture of secrecy

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011

We would like to congratulate the proponents of this law – from the state government to civil society – for this breakthrough. The passing of the FOI Enactment (Selangor) is all the more remarkable given that it exists within an ingrained culture of secrecy strongly backed by the Official Secrets Act (1972) at the Federal level.

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Will Malaysia see our first Freedom of Information law?

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Enekman Kebebasan Maklumat Selangor (FOIE) dijangka akan dibincang di Dewan Undangan Negeri mulai hari ini (30 Mac 2011) dalam bacaan ketiga rang undang-undang tersebut.

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Call for applications: 2011 SEAPA Journalism Fellowship

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is now accepting applications to its 2011 Journalism Fellowship Programme.

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