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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Memorandum on political interference and media self-censorship

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

CIJ and ten others civil society organizations call on the public to sign on the memorandum speaking against political intervention and self-censorship in the media industry. The memo was launched on World Press Freedom Day and will be open for signature until 28 May. It is available at


Petition to Support the Right to Freedom of Expression

Posted on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

A series of investigations against those who attempt to question issues on Shar'iah law, as has been instituted against women's right group Sisters-in-Islam and editor of the Star, P. Gunasegaram, threatens close off rational discussion and violates the rights to freedom of expression. SUARAM, Womens' Aid Organization and CIJ calls for the public's support in [...]


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.   Through its work [...]


Take action: Support malaysiakini, condemn action by MCMC

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism is mobilising support for Malaysiakini in condemning the harassment through investigations by the Communications and Multimedia Commission over the news portal's video posts on the cow-head protest. Please support by sending your protest to the commission, you can use the template email below.   Please share with your friends and [...]


IT for change open letter against Internet control

Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Most of us tend to take the commons and the public nature of the Internet for granted. However, increasing corporatisation and control of the Internet are strongly threatening these fundamental characteristics of the Internet as we know it. To read the complete letter click here.   For the current endorsement list click here   For [...]


Sign letter to demand for press freedom

Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2008

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2008, the Centre for Independent Journalism and Writers Alliance for Media Independence launched a letter of demand, calling for a free press, people's access to information and the empowerment of citizens. If you believe in these core values as a foundation for democracy, please email us your support or [...]


Take Action: Send emails to save Makkal Osai

Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

While today's papers hailed as the step forward the Prime Minister's speech in restoring the judiciary and bringing to a close the sacking of Tun Salleh Abbas and other eminent judges, the fact is the government is still in its old state! The abrupt banning of Tamil Makkal Osai proves the high-handed, non-transparent and non-consultative [...]


Take Action: Media monitoring

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2008

Join volunteers to monitor the elections coverage by the local media. CIJ is working with volunteers, Aliran/Charter 2000 and WAMI to monitor the media. We are looking for volunteers to monitor the Chinese media. For inquiries or to help out, call CIJ at 03-40230772 or email Gayathry using the form at the Contact Us section.