Burma: Detained Rangoon-based journalist transferred to Insein prison

Posted on Sunday, September 21st, 2008

The Rangoon-based Flower News journal chief reporter, who had been arrested last month for alleged violations of the Electronics Transaction Law and Unlawful Associations Act, was transferred to Burma's notorious Insein prison.

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Special Report: Malaysia lacking in protection for journalists and photographers

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

  CIJ looks at the trend of assaults of media proffesionals and reveals that it is as much a problem of the restricted media environment as violence of political party members.


CIJ's letter to Police on photographers assault cases

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has faxed a letter to the police force enquiring the progress of previous cases of attack on photographers. This is in response to the Cabinet taking up the issue since the incident of Mohamad Sairien Mohamad Nafiz from New Straits Times Press (NSTP) and French national Halim Berbar from [...]

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Stop the blame game, take action against those who threaten pixmen

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned over the rising numbers of incidents where media personnel have been harmed and attacked at functions where members of and supporters representing political parties have been responsible for the attacks. In the latest case, we are disappointed that a blame game has resulted between the political parties involved [...]


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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Violence against journalists must stop

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008

Civil society groups have come together to urge the journalists' association, police and the government to ensure the safety of journalists following another attack on 11 June, when thirty people assaulted a reporter from the Sin Chew Daily who was on duty covering a road accident.

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Investigate the assault of three journalists and the inaction of police in Bandar Mahkota Cheras

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Journalists were among those injured during assaults by unidentified men at a stand off in Bandar Mahkota, Cheras on Tuesday, 27 May 2008

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Public should throw support behind media on the Lingam video inquiry findings

Posted on Saturday, May 17th, 2008

CIJ and WAMI call for the retraction of police report on three dailies and for the public to support journalists who dare to be brave to report the truth. The Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister's Department has lodged a police report against The Star, New Straits Times and Berita Harian for reporting on [...]

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Pakistan's media independent during crisis, says observer

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2008

Ong Boon Keong, a long time activist, recently participated in a mission to monitor the elections in Pakistan. Unfortunately the mission had to be called off due to the insecurity there, after the team spent three weeks in Islamabad and Karachi, from 12 December 2007 to 4 January 2008. But Ong returned to Malaysia with [...]

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Arrest and charge of Malaysiakini journalist condemned

Posted on Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the arrest of Malaysiakini journalist, Syed Jamal Zahiid, who was charged in court today for obstructing policy duty while covering the gathering organised by the Coalition Against Coalition (Protes) on Saturday, 26 January 2008.