Press Release: Petition to stop controversial amendment handed to deputy minister

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

For immediate release 26 June 2012 Petition to stop controversial amendment handed to deputy minister KUALA LUMPUR – The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) today handed a petition against recent amendments to the Evidence Act 1950 to deputy law minister facto law minister Datuk VK Liew in parliament. 

The petition collected more than 3300 signatures [...]

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Freedom House study finds mounting threats to Internet freedom

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Cyberattacks, politically motivated censorship, and government control over internet infrastructure are among the diverse and growing threats to internet freedom, according to Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media,a new study released today by Freedom House.

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Case against blogger withdrawn, but disturbing message prevails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.

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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
拒绝网络审查;废除《印刷与出版法令》及《煽动法令》

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