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 [...]


An invitation to a night against censorship and poltical interference

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Frustrated with censorship and political interference in the mainstream media? Join us on "Malam Tak Nak Potong 528"!


Celebrate World Press Freedom Day at our forum: Building Peace Across Communities (8 May)

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2010

52 years ago, on 1 September, newspapers heralded the birth of a new nation comprised of peoples of multiple ethnicities. Today, the media buzzword is 1Malaysia, a concept introduced by the government of the day as an affirmation of the various ethnic groups that make up the nation.  


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.


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.


CIJ: Suhakam must work harder towards ensuring media law reform

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been urged to step up its effort in promoting and ensuring law reforms in the area of freedom of expression. Despite its ten-year history, Suhakam has not been able to respond to nor came up with a robust stance against the systemic attack [...]

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Women voice out on VAW through audio programmes

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

BANTING, Sun: The 3rd Community Audio Fest this year showed a marked improvement in the quality and number of audio entries submitted and the range of topics that revealed the desire among women from the lower income group to share experiences on violence against women (VAW).

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CIJ now a member of IFEX

Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2009

CIJ is accepted as member of the International Freedom of eXpression Exchange (IFEX), an international network of freedom of expression advocates.


Public critical of media content, want more independence

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 – A public survey commissioned by a media watchdog found that a significant majority of Malaysians want media independence, with close to half believing the mainstream media to be performing below the best of ethical standards.

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Walk for Media Freedom's organizers urge government to set up select committee on media freedom

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2008

In response to the de Facto Law Minister, Zaid Ibrahim call for the media fraternity to "get your act together" and propose a mechanism to self-regulate, CIJ, WAMI, All-Blogs and Benar for Free and Fair Media reiterated the call for a select committee on media freedom to review media laws and prepare for media independence.

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