IFJ condemns conviction of NUJ president

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the conviction of Malaysian journalist and union leader Ha’ta Wahari on charges of “tarnishing the image” of his employer Utusan Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on April 14.

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SEAPA’s letter of support for NUJ president Ha’ta Wahari

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

A letter of support for National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Malaysia president Mohamed Ha’ta Wahari, from the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), a network of journalist and media freedom groups in Southeast Asia, of which CIJ is an associate member.

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CIJ urges political parties not to restrict media access, but wants media to be fair in reporting

Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) disagrees with the barring of reporter from Utusan Malaysia by the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat, from its press conference. CIJ believes that media professionals, regardless of the owners' political affiliations, should be allowed to cover all public functions organized by the state.

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CIJ condemns arrests at PJ vigil

Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism condemns the arrest tonight of demonstrators at the anniversary of the free and fair elections rally as well as a videographer from Malaysiakini.tv. We call for their immediate and unconditional release and to respect their fundamentalright to gather and express themselves.

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CIJ and WAMI deplore latest attack on media personnel

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers' Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) urges political parties to respect the role of media professionals and to stop their personnels from using force to restrict them from discharging their duties. The latest assault of a photographer by security personnels of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People's Justice Party), [...]

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Explain threat or lift ban on journalists

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is deeply concerned about the ban imposed by the parliament on journalists in the parliament lobby. The presence of journalists in the parliament lobby should not be seen as a security liability as they have an important duty to report to the public. Restricting the number of journalists in [...]

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Make parliamentary committee hearings public

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that the media was reportedly restricted from covering the public hearing on crime, organized by the Parliamentary Caucus on human rights in the state of Selangor.

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Police should not restrict media's duty to report crime

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that police in the district of Sibu, of the state Sarawak is barring crime reporters access to crime stories by reportedly introducing several restrictions and threatening to arrest them under the Official Secret Act (OSA) if they breached the restrictions. More seriously, the police directive means reporters [...]

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