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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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CIJ lancar laporan tahunan kebebasan ekspresi di Malaysia

Posted on Monday, February 21st, 2011

CIJ to launch annual freedom of expression report on Malaysia

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Come join artists/activists at Ops Bilang*

Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010

Ops Bilang* – an operation to dissect complex issues of our time – with artists/activists as ‘surgeons’! Artis/aktivis membilang pada kita isu penting sezaman. Tuesday, October 26 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm Annexe Gallery Central Market, Kuala Lumpur Amir Muhammad – Kewarganegaraan Anne James – Religious freedom Fahmi Fadzil – Workers’ rights Fahmi Reza – Hak [...]

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CIJ: Malaysia must enact FOI law to realise people’s right to information

Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

In conjunction with Right to Know Day* on 28 September, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls upon Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to make serious efforts toward enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in keeping with his government’s aim to eliminate corruption.

In conjunction with Right to Know Day* on 28 September, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls upon Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to make serious efforts toward enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in keeping with his government’s aim to eliminate corruption.

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CIJ: Independent country, but media remains shackled

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

As we celebrate anew the liberation of Malaya from colonialisation, the Centre for Independent Journalism is compelled to remind all that the mass media, a pivotal democratic institution, is still shackled at great cost to the development of the nation as a mature and modern society. There are many factors impinging on media freedom, but [...]

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An Invitation to Public Forum on Freedom of Information law

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Members of the public are invited to attend the civil society-organized forum to inform the public about freedom of information act, following Selangor’s tabling of the bill recently. INVITATION TO A PUBLIC FORUM ON “DO WE REALLY NEED AN FOI ACT?” a public forum on Freedom of Information law On 12/8/2010 (Thursday), at 8:00pm, Huazong [...]

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Zunar and Malaysiakini's media statement on court challenge against ban on books

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Malaysiakini and Zunar have today filed two separate applications to challenge the Home Ministry’s ban of the political cartoon books, 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun, both of which feature the political cartoons of Zunar. BACKGROUND The ban was effected by the Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No.5) Order 2010 [P.U.(A) [...]

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Regional network on media legal defence launched

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The Southeast Asia Media Legal Defence Network (SEAMLDN), a regional non-governmental organisation comprised of lawyers, journalists and media activists with a focus on the defence of the media and the promotion of freedom of expression within Southeast Asia, was launched on 22 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. The SEAMLDN aims to provide legal assistance to [...]

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Grant for legal services, advocacy for free expression

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

To help safeguard media freedom in Southeast Asia, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) announces its open grant competition for nongovernmental groups in the region to engage in providing legal services or advocacy in defence of media rights. Eleven-month grants of up to US$15,000 may be used to support legal representation [...]

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SEAPA job opening

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is looking for an executive director for its Secretariat based in Bangkok, Thailand, with the following qualifications: * Has leadership and management skills to administer the secretariat, programs, finances, fund-raising, networking and advocacy activities of SEAPA and its network members; * Has at least five years’ relevant experience and [...]

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