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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: Press Freedom

Ex-editor: Utusan overlooked staff while saving the brand

Johan Jaafar says welfare was not taken into account, the decision to liquidate was only out of business interest.

Utusan and the wave of Malay dignity

Utusan Malaysia strove, in its early days, to inspire dignity among the Malays and make them politically conscious but in later years, under Umno, it shot itself on the foot… and the head, too.

Utusan Malaysia faces delisting, ‘to cease on Wednesday’

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company says it has not been able to resolve its cash flow problem.

Australia rebuffs calls to introduce protection for journalists

The Australian government has come under pressure to safeguard freedom of the press after controversial police raids targeted members of the media.

Media group slams Umno division’s bar on non-Malay journalists

Lembah Pantai Umno's action amounts to a restriction on media freedom and is a form of racial discrimination, says Geramm.

Sensationalising racial or religious issues can lead to hatred, warns Mujahid

He calls for rational understanding of press freedom.

Malaysian press still not free enough, says academic

Jeniri Amir of Unimas alleges that politicians continue to pull the strings.

More media freedom but same old ‘irresponsible’ coverage, says group

Article 19 says 'biased and hateful' reporting on minority groups continues while the Centre for Independent Journalism says media-related legislation needs to be removed.

Cautious steps to overhaul the media

RTM should not become synonymous with PH. Civil society should push for equal coverage in mainstream government-owned media.

Gobind welcomes all candidates to use govt TV ahead of Sandakan...

The communications minister says all political parties including from the opposition should be able to share their plans and vision for Sandakan.

China working overtime to suppress criticism

Beijing's methods to exert influence goes beyond its borders.

Man charged with insulting Hinduism changes plea to not guilty

Judge reprimands the accused for changing his plea at the last minute after an adjournment to wait for his lawyer.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail

The Rappler site and Maria Ressa are being hit with tax evasion charges and a libel case after clashing repeatedly with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly crackdown on narcotics that has killed thousands.

With journalist’s ouster, China draws new red line for Hong Kong

Officials such as China’s local legal chief Wang Zhenmin argued that publicly advocating pro-independence views would be a violation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

Gobind: Control, not just ownership, a factor in media slant

Minister of communications and multimedia agrees with new arguments over media ownership but says government just wants free media.

Demonstrators call on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

Black-clad protesters marched with banners, flags and balloons with the faces of the two jailed Reuters journalists - Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - printed on them.

Public discussion not prejudicial to Najib, says Syahredzan

The political secretary to Lim Kit Siang says this is because the country does not practise the jury system.

Motion to repeal Anti-Fake News Act tabled at Dewan Rakyat

The motion, which was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong for first reading, will be debated at this sitting.

PH to allow more space for press freedom, says Saifuddin

The minister says the government has become more willing to embrace freedom of press since GE14.

Vindicated, Clare says 1MDB episode shows importance of press freedom

The London-based journalist who runs Sarawak Report reacts to Najib Razak's arrest.

Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

Without naming any countries, he decried attacks on press freedom by "so-called democratic" governments, saying bad decisions were sometimes made with "white gloves".

Anwar says sorry, will loosen security protocols

After complaint of heavy-handed treatment by bodyguards, PKR de facto leader apologises and says he recognises efforts of the mass media.

Police record Kadir Jasin’s statement in sedition probe

The former editor is under investigation following 30 complaints in response to an article about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

PAS: Take early action on criticisms against royalty

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man agrees with the need for press freedom, but says it cannot be absolute.