PHILIPPINES: Online journalism pioneer Alecks Pabico dies

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Alecks Pabico, a journalist who helped turn the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) into an early and leading online source for in-depth news, died Wednesday afternoon. He was 42.

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Tribute to an icon of journalism

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) offer its deepest condolences to the family members of the late A. Samad Ismail, one of the earliest and most consistent advocate for press freedom and democratic values.


Obituary: Human rights defender, Toni Kasim

Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2008

{mosimage}A few years ago, a dozen activists were picking our fantasy cabinet. There were squabbles about the perfect person for Ministry of Women (complemented by squabbles about whether the Ministry should exist) and squabbles about Ministry of Works, among others, but strangely enough, we were all agreed on our Fantasy Prime Minister. Zaitun Mohamed Kasim. [...]


Obituary: In memory- Rustam Sani

Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is saddened by the passing of Rustam Sani, a progressive writer, blogger, academic and former politician whose support for freedom of expression and openness was exemplary and much valued.


Obituary: Veteran Journalist and Pioneer Online Activist Dies

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2006

MGG Pillai passed away at the age of 67 this morning in Kuala Lumpur due to heart complications. Well known for his sharp but witty political commentaries, this veteran journalist of 30 years was one of the first in Malaysia to take advantage of the Internet as a medium for advocacy based communications and independent [...]


Theatre giant Krishen Jit passes away

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2005

And a huge void is left in Malaysian theatre.


Philipines: journalist killed in Sultan Kudarat

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Marlene Esperat, a journalist/anti-graft crusader, was killed in Sultan Kudarat last week. Marlene was a good friend of PCIJ's and a source for some of our corruption stories. This report pays tribute to her.

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