CIJ condemns intimidation of lawyer, blogger, news site

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia views with concern the investigations being conducted by the Malaysian communications regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) into online reports of a speech by the Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

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Update: Three regional groups expressed concern about investigations on mkini

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) and the Philippines based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) has written to the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) about its interrogations of malaysiakini. 


Burma: Websites of exiled news agency hacked again

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

(Mizzima/IFEX) – For the second time since September 18, the websites of Mizzima News, an independent Burmese news agency based in New Delhi, India, were hacked, rendering the websites inaccessible on the early morning of 1 October 2008.

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Burma: On eve of Saffron Revolution anniversary, Burma's exiled sites attacked

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008

On the eve of the first anniversary of the week-long Saffron Revolution, the websites of three leading Burmese news agencies in exile have come under attack, rendering them inaccessible since the afternoon of September 17.

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MCMC urged to review decision on Malaysia Today, be independent and transparent

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) condemns the blocking of Raja Petra Kamaruddin's popular blog site Malaysia Today by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The Commission is going against the national commitments spelt out under the Bill of Guarantee of the Multimedia Super Corridor, which promises no censorship of the Internet. By blocking [...]


RSF concerned about Malaysian government's plan to force bloggers to register

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has voiced concern about a 4 April 2007 statement by Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor, that in order to prevent the spread of "negative or malicious content," bloggers will soon have to register with the government. While claiming it does not intend to censor bloggers, [...]

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Mongolia: Two websites closed because of separatist content

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2005

The closure on 26 September 2005 of and, two websites based in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, for allegedly hosting "separatist" content, is the result of the Chinese government's determination to gag cultural minorities.

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China: Authorities tighten restrictions for bloggers and website managers

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

11 commandments were ordered by Beijing authorities, on 25 September, aimed at bloggers and websites managers.

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Maldives: Cyber-dissident Mohamed Zaki freed

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

RSF has cautiously welcomed the release of cyber-dissident Mohamed Zaki after two years in prison and 19 months under house arrest. The organisation also called on President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to send a "positive signal" to the world by freeing other journalists still being detained, including two arrested several days ago.

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Censoring the Internet in Malaysia

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2005

The government's move to filter porn on the net is a knee-jerk reaction that does not appear to have looked into the effect of the filters on other types of information, especially those related to health.