Media council not a solution to irresponsible politics

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) urge the government to hold consultations with the public and civil society groups before instituting a mechanism that would potentially restrict media freedom further. The government's announcement to set up a National Media Council, coming amidst the public uproar on Umno leader [...]

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CIJ, WAMI dispute minister's accusations

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) reject the accusations by Minister of Information Zainuddin Maidin that we are linked to Hindraf and that we are being used by foreign powers, as a tactic to draw the attention away from genuine criticisms.

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Ministerial "advice" to media tantamount to interference

Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) questions the Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin's "advice" to news editors not to play up news that put the government in the bad light. CIJ finds the advice by the Minister alarming as he continues to show little regard for press freedom and the role of the media in a [...]

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Improve governance, stop interfering media

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The government has within a week given a second warning to the mainstream media that they must not cross the boundary set by the government. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the call by the Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin to the media not to quote from blogs and online portals. The minister's call is [...]

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