Saving Malaysian journalists: Acknowledging and respecting their role

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

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.

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Celebrate World Press Freedom Day With Pizzazz

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

CIJ will commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2007 with a difference. Read more on the activities planned over 5 and 6 May in Central Market.

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World Press Freedom Day gig a success

Posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

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 [...]

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Pakistan: Police attack journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

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 [...]

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