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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Reporting on GTP: Why all good news?

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Good journalism involves asking the right questions. Asking who, what, when, where, why and how is part and parcel of any journalist’s toolkit. But how effectively did the major print media apply these tools when reporting on the recent Government Transformation Programme (GTP) first year celebrations?

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Appeal for action to prevent possible sacking of journalists union president

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia is calling for media freedom groups around the world to send a letter of appeal to the management of “Utusan Malaysia”, a major Malay daily in the country, to abandon its intention to hold a domestic inquiry against one of its journalists.

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Anwar, Najib & Wikileaks

Posted on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

By Ding Jo-Ann How did the local print media report on WikiLeaks’ disclosures involving Malaysia? The impact of WikiLeaks finally reached Malaysian shores when Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald (Herald) published leaked US state department cables of Singaporean officials’ views about Malaysian affairs. Interestingly, the leaked cables contained negative comments on both Prime Minister Najib Razak [...]