HUMAN RIGHTS IN OUTER SPACE: “Malaysia, we have a problem.”

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Film Screenings & Discussions Presented by Sisters in Islam & Centre for Independent Journalism Mon 5 – Sun 11 Dec, 2011 The Annexe Gallery A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a planet where the apes have risen up to demand their rights. But somewhere on that planet is […]


Statement by 131 academics, researchers in solidarity with Prof Abdul Aziz Bari

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We, the undersigned Malaysian academics and researchers, as well as colleagues from other countries researching on Malaysia, wish to record our serious concern and objection to the recent actions taken against Professor Abdul Aziz Bari of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).


Stop harassing Malaysiakini, don

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

CIJ deplores the continued unthinking and reactionary demonisation of dissenting voices that continue to blight Malaysia’s democracy, which is worse still taken seriously by the police.

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Forum: Freedom of Information – Penang’s experience

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011

Title: Forum: Freedom of Information – Penang’s experienceLocation: Caring Society Complex, PenangDescription: Speakers: 1. Y.B. Ng Wei Aik (State Assemblyman and political secretary to Penang Chief Minister) 2. Prof Abu Bakar Munir (Professor of law, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya) 3. Ong Boon Keong (Activist and Coordinator of SOS Penang & […]


Talk on nationalism, ethnicity and conflict

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Title: Talk on nationalism, ethnicity and conflictLocation: Monash University Sunway Campus, SelangorDescription: CIJ will be talking about media coverage of the Shah Alam cow head protest in front of the Selangor state government headquarters on 28 Aug 2010. We’ll also explore the issue itself by using as a basis of discussion the 2010 Freedom Film […]


Monash NGO Fair

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Title: Monash NGO FairLocation: Monash University Sunway Campus, SelangorStart Time: 10:00Date: 2011-10-04End Time: 15:30


PM must introduce Right to Information law to democratise M’sia

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Right to Know Day, which falls on 28 September annually, is an occasion to promote access to information as a basic human right, as spelt out in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


MCMC censorship of Undilah video absurd, against the spirit of democracy

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is shocked to learn that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a directive to broadcasters not to air a video promoting voting for the upcoming general election. MCMC’s ‘ban’ of the Undilah project’s public service announcement urging the rakyat to vote is absurd and against the spirit of democracy.

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No sweeping reforms on Malaysia Day, especially for media and freedom of expression

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011

Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the eve of Malaysia Day did not extend to media freedom.

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Invitation to public forum: Privacy is everyone’s business

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011

The Centre for Independent Journalism invites you to a forum: Privacy is everyone’s BUSINESS (True story) Your mobile phone beeps; an SMS! Oh, but wait – it’s a spam from one of those @#$! 5-digit numbers. You’re about to hit “delete”, but something made you hesitate this time. You think – maybe this deal’s for you. Sure […]