Thailand: Satellite TV provider's Bangkok head office attacked with grenades, guns

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2008

Unidentified suspects fired two 40mm grenades at the head office of satellite TV services provider ASTV in Thailand early morning of November 28, in an apparent attempt to destroy the satellite transponder dishes on the building's roof, media reports said.

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CIJ welcomes activist's acquittal after 13 years of charges of publishing false news

Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) expresses its support and happiness at the acquittal of activist Irene Fernandez of the charge of maliciously publishing false news pertaining to conditions at immigration detention centres. However, we share her sentiments that the acquittal was a result of the prosecution' s decision not to fight the appeal, and [...]

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CIJ condemns arrests at PJ vigil

Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism condemns the arrest tonight of demonstrators at the anniversary of the free and fair elections rally as well as a videographer from Malaysiakini.tv. We call for their immediate and unconditional release and to respect their fundamentalright to gather and express themselves.

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Media training for indigenous groups in Sarawak

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A workshop was conducted by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) to build the capacity of the indigenous people in Strategic Information Communication Technology for twenty-seven community organizers from the Jaringan Orang Asal (JOAS) network. They have experienced the effects of illegal logging, deforestation and destruction of indigenous culture and are eager to share their [...]

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Burma: Censors outline news management plan

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Exiled Burmese news aganecy, Mizzima recently got hold of a copy of a confidential document detailing the plan of the Burmese junta's information minister to counter the influence of non-official source of news- by improving transparency and have better dissemination of information.

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Apologize for short story, says civil society groups (statement in Malay)

Posted on Saturday, October 25th, 2008

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RSF condemns "bad faith" in Raja Petra's habeas corpus hearing

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

The following is Reporters Without Borders (RSF) criticism of Raja Petra's detention under Internal Security Act (ISA)

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Arrested for lodging police report-SUARAM's account for activist Cheng Lee Whee

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

On 17 October, activist Cheng Lee Whee from human rights group SUARAM in Johor was arrested under the ISA, making her the fourth person nabbed under the law since September this year. Police said Cheng was detained because she was "spreading information that could cause fear among the people". However, as with the arrest of [...]

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News Alert: Malaysia slips from 124 to 132 in annual Press Freedom Index

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

More information on www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=29031

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Press freedom needs a level playing field: A response to Teresa Kok's suit against Utusan

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Thanks to Utusan Malaysia, discussions about press freedom in Malaysia have revived after a lull since the March 8 elections when some vague commitments were made by the Home Ministry to review the licensing provision in the Printing Presses and Publications Act.

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