We are outraged at the “guilty” verdict and the impending sanctions by the newspaper Utusan Malaysia on Ha’ta Wahari, president of the National Union of Journalists of Malaysia, for supposedly “tarnishing the image” of the paper and for revealing “company secrets.”
We are equally outraged by the cyber-attacks on the independent online outfits Malaysiakini and the Sarawak Report.
Tags: media bias, media control, Media ethics, press freedom
A letter of support for National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Malaysia president Mohamed Ha’ta Wahari, from the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), a network of journalist and media freedom groups in Southeast Asia, of which CIJ is an associate member.
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Good journalism involves asking the right questions. Asking who, what, when, where, why and how is part and parcel of any journalist’s toolkit. But how effectively did the major print media apply these tools when reporting on the recent Government Transformation Programme (GTP) first year celebrations?
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The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia is calling for media freedom groups around the world to send a letter of appeal to the management of “Utusan Malaysia”, a major Malay daily in the country, to abandon its intention to hold a domestic inquiry against one of its journalists.
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By Ding Jo-Ann How did the local print media report on WikiLeaks’ disclosures involving Malaysia? The impact of WikiLeaks finally reached Malaysian shores when Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald (Herald) published leaked US state department cables of Singaporean officials’ views about Malaysian affairs. Interestingly, the leaked cables contained negative comments on both Prime Minister Najib Razak [...]
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