What happens when telephone and internet services are disrupted for 10 days in your neighbourhood? P Ramakrishnan recounts his frustration in trying to get Telekom to restore services.
With leaks revealing many ways in which our avenues for free speech are being shut down, it is clear we need to pressure our government for more consultation, says Adam Kingsmith of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
The Centre for Independent Journalism views any online licensing effort as a means to control online media and in effect, an effort to stifle dissenting opinions.
The normally compliant mainstream media dropped all pretence of trying to be socially responsible newspapers in the run-up to the general election, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
The press too needs more freedom to operate. But for this to happen, more support is needed not just from press freedom activists but from a broader spectrum of society, says Ross Tapsell.
With all that is happening around us, we may well ask, what is happening to this country of ours? Could Euripedes have been right all those centuries ago, wonders Zaharom Nain.
More Malaysians and others must find their voice; Christopher Chong reminds us we need to reclaim the public square as a forum for responsible civil discussions.
Given the government’s record of restricting media freedom over the years, Mustafa K Anuar is not surprised that few Malaysians are finding any comfort in official assurances that so-called ‘guidelines’ for the Internet will not curb freedom further.
Yeoh Seng Guan reports on the widespread use of political merchandising and the internet during the ongoing Philippines election campaign and wonders if we will see the same kind of blitz during the next Malaysian general election.
The BN’s is attempting to expand its influence over the Internet – but it still resorts to the same old politics of control and oppression, observes CY.