Today's dawning of World Press Freedom Day shows a Malaysia where media freedom is not merely at risk, but where the role of journalists is being continually denigrated by officials and politicians who repeatedly show their lack of respect for the profession and its importance in safeguarding democracy.
About 300 showed up for Centre for Independent Journalism, (CIJ)'s inaugural World Press Freedom Day Celebrations at Central Market over the weekend. The two-day event starting June 3 featured live music performances by 22 local bands, who performed for free in support of freedom of expression. CIJ Executive Director, Sonia Randhawa said the event was [...]
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's attacks by police on journalists in the cities of Lahore and Islamabad. During peaceful demonstrations in honor of World Press Freedom Day, approximately 50 journalists were injured when police baton-charged demonstrators marching in the center of Lahore, and as many as 60 journalists were forcibly detained for two [...]