The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia, (CIJ) and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) strongly condemn the latest three-month ban on Suara Keadilan and Harakah and the use of force to disperse an assembly in Bukit Selambau.
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) are deeply concerned about the banning of Tamil paper Makkal Osai, following the the Ministry of Home Affairs's decision not to renew its publication permit lapsed since 2007. The refusal to grant a permit sparks worry as the government shows no signs [...]
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is deeply concerned that the government has resorted to suspending a Tamil-daily, Makkal Osai over the publication of a picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and also purportedly a canned drink.
RSF has voiced dismay over the abrupt closure of television news station ETTV-S. The station was closed along with six others – mainly entertainment, commercial cable television stations – following a 31 July 2005 decision by the government's Satellite Broadcasting Business Review Committee not to renew their licences. They were given just two days to [...]
Four journalists working for Islamist newspapers in Pakistan were arrested last week after Karachi police raided their offices as part of the country's stepped-up fight against extremism, report the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
On 19 July 2005, police in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and media centre, raided the offices of a daily newspaper and three weekly magazines and arrested two journalists for publishing hate literature. Police also arrested newspaper vendors from various localities for selling the magazines.