“Utusan” must respect NUJ leader; call off domestic inquiry

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

We are four civil society groups speaking up in support of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president Hata Wahari, who is facing a domestic inquiry by his employer, “Utusan Malaysia,” for being critical of political interference in the newspaper.

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Admin rules in Parliament should not deter daily routine of journalists

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that journalists are being restricted from covering the parliament proceedings by seemingly sudden and unannounced tightening of security rules. As the parliament is first and foremost a public institution, restricting journalists from its proceedings is tantamount to restricting the public's right to know.


CIJ, WAMI: Time for a Road Map on Media Freedom for Democracy

Posted on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers' Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) set out a timeline for greater media freedom and freedom of expression and urge the Najib Razak's administration to reveal a roadmap that incorporates the timeline for his "1Malaysia" concept . The Prime Minister must show his sincerity and political will to [...]

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CIJ, WAMI: Najib’s credibility in media freedom shattered

Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2009

Any credibility Prime Minister Najib Razak may have had when he called for ‘embracing’ the new media and ‘promoting a free environment’ was shattered on the day he announced his cabinet line-up, say the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and the Writers for Media Independence (WAMI) today.

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INDONESIA: media group denounces arrest of four Dutch journalist

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) of Indonesia issued a call for accessibility and safety of journalists after four Dutch reporters were arrested and detained for 12 hours on 24 March 2009 in Papua province.

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Let the press do its job

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that journalists continue to be harassed at political parties' functions. In the latest incident, a journalist and a photographer with a Tamil daily claimed they were singled out and threatened by the president of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).