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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Control of information handicaps Sarawak elections

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, note that there have been serious incidents and factors ahead of the 10th state elections which are preventing Sarawakians from seeking, receiving and sharing vital information that can help them decide on their representatives and government.

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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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Withdraw reprimand against ‘The Star’; repeal PPPA

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

22 March 2011 The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) regrets that yet another reprimand was issued by the Home Ministry to the press, this time to “The Star”. “The Star” stated that it was reprimanded for a 9 March 2011 article on the impounding of 5,000 Bahasa Malaysia (BM) Bibles. “The Star” was reportedly reminded [...]

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Siasatan dalaman “Utusan” terhadap Ha’ta Wahari ditangguhkan

Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011

Siasatan dalaman “Utusan Malaysia” hari ini terhadap wartawan kanan Ha’ta Wahari tidak dapat berlangsung di ibu pejabat akhbar tersebut di Kuala Lumpur setelah setengah jam ia bermula apabila perselisihan berlaku mengenai kelayakan wakil tertuduh.

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IFJ, Pakistan Press Foundation write in support of NUJ president

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

International Federation of Journalists code of ethics: “No journalist should be directed by an employer or any person acting on behalf of the employer to commit any act or thing that the journalist believes would breach his or her professional ethics, whether defined by a code of ethics adopted by journalists collected at national level or that would infringe the international Code of Principles for the Conduct of Journalism as adopted by the IFJ. No journalist can be discipclined in any way for asserting his or her rights to act according their conscience.”

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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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“Utusan” must respect NUJ leader; call off domestic inquiry

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

We are four civil society groups speaking up in support of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president Hata Wahari, who is facing a domestic inquiry by his employer, “Utusan Malaysia,” for being critical of political interference in the newspaper.

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CIJ: Don’t deny public right to access all media, including party organs

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) view with concern the recent delay in the renewal of the licences of three main federal opposition parties’ organs, Suara Keadilan, The Rocket and Harakah, under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA). These licences have yet to be resolved except for Harakah’s.

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