Release Burmese arrested at peaceful assembly

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the police harassment and arrests of 16 Burmese refugees at a gathering to mark the 64th birthday of Burmese political icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. The arrests of these refugees who gathered to show global solidarity for Suu Kyi and her unjust imprisonment, again reveals the lack of [...]


CORRECTED VERSION: Demand spaces for debate on sticky issues, not laws to deny opinions

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) strongly disagrees with calls to suspend Malay daily Utusan Malaysia for publishing commentary with racial undertone and to penalise its author, who writes under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, with the Sedition Act. Freedom of expression thrives in an environment where members of the public are free to agree and [...]

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CIJ raises concern over clampdown on anti-government expression

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is deeply concerned that the new administration under Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has begun a swoop of those publicly opposed to the takeover of the northern state of Perak by the Barisan Nasional coalition, the incumbent ruling coalition on the Federal level.

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Stop police violence, protect right to assemble

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is shocked at the unprecedented level of police violence against participants attending a road show calling for electoral reform. The use of tear gas and live ammunition upon participants, resulting in two people being shot and seriously wounded, is appalling. We also object to the call by the Minister [...]

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