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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CIJ: Malaysia must enact FOI law to realise people’s right to information

Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

In conjunction with Right to Know Day* on 28 September, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls upon Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to make serious efforts toward enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in keeping with his government’s aim to eliminate corruption.

In conjunction with Right to Know Day* on 28 September, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls upon Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to make serious efforts toward enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in keeping with his government’s aim to eliminate corruption.

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CIJ: Independent country, but media remains shackled

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

As we celebrate anew the liberation of Malaya from colonialisation, the Centre for Independent Journalism is compelled to remind all that the mass media, a pivotal democratic institution, is still shackled at great cost to the development of the nation as a mature and modern society. There are many factors impinging on media freedom, but [...]

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Public should demand for their right to know, object to Federal Govt's use and defence of OSA

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) applauds the Selangor state government's initiative to demand for public release of the findings of the tragic Bukit Antarabangsa landslide that happened on 6 December 2008 in the face of challenges from the Federal Government to protect the document that is classified under the Official Secrets Act.

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Malaysia press freedom index status quo as much needed reforms not in place yet

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls for more political will from the government to improve the state of press freedom in the country and and the right of Malaysians to access to information. Malaysia's standing in the latest Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Index, at 131, compared to 132 last year, is still [...]

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CIJ calls on governments to enact FOI law

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2009

As pressure for public accountability increases, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls on the governments of the Federal and State administrations to immediately enact a Freedom of Information law to open up the information regime of public bodies.

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INDONESIA: President urges review of controversial state secrecy bill

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2009

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called for a review of the controversial state secrecy bill on 15 September 2009, saying that the law should not harm his countrymen's rights, media reports said.

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CIJ: Suhakam must work harder towards ensuring media law reform

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been urged to step up its effort in promoting and ensuring law reforms in the area of freedom of expression. Despite its ten-year history, Suhakam has not been able to respond to nor came up with a robust stance against the systemic attack [...]

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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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