Local Alerts

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.


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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Surat terbuka kepada Menteri Dalam Negeri

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Hentikan penahanan wartawan dan hormati hak ekspresi rakyat


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.


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.


Withdraw reprimand against ‘The Star’; repeal PPPA

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

22 March 2011 The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) regrets that yet another reprimand was issued by the Home Ministry to the press, this time to “The Star”. “The Star” stated that it was reprimanded for a 9 March 2011 article on the impounding of 5,000 Bahasa Malaysia (BM) Bibles. “The Star” was reportedly reminded [...]

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Case against blogger withdrawn, but disturbing message prevails

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia welcomes the withdrawal of the case against blogger “Hassan Skodeng”, whose real name is Irwan Abdul Rahman, over a satirical post he made almost a year ago. While CIJ is pleased that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has dropped the case, it notes that there were no grounds for prosecution to begin with, which raises questions as to why the case was allowed to come this far.


Kenyataan Bersama Masyarakat Madani: Tolak sekatan Internet; mansuhkan Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan, Akta Hasutan

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011

Reject Internet censorship; repeal the PPPA and Sedition Act

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Siasatan dalaman “Utusan” terhadap Ha’ta Wahari ditangguhkan

Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011

Siasatan dalaman “Utusan Malaysia” hari ini terhadap wartawan kanan Ha’ta Wahari tidak dapat berlangsung di ibu pejabat akhbar tersebut di Kuala Lumpur setelah setengah jam ia bermula apabila perselisihan berlaku mengenai kelayakan wakil tertuduh.

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IFJ, Pakistan Press Foundation write in support of NUJ president

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

International Federation of Journalists code of ethics: “No journalist should be directed by an employer or any person acting on behalf of the employer to commit any act or thing that the journalist believes would breach his or her professional ethics, whether defined by a code of ethics adopted by journalists collected at national level or that would infringe the international Code of Principles for the Conduct of Journalism as adopted by the IFJ. No journalist can be discipclined in any way for asserting his or her rights to act according their conscience.”

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