Going by recent performances, there have been many, many days of infamy for Malaysian journalism, observes Zaharom Nain.
Mustafa K Anuar writes that the mainstream press’ disregard of the Bersih phenomenon was tantamount to their abandoning journalistic ethics and a commitment to truth and social responsibility.
It is time the authorities deal with the root causes of the people’s grievances over the electoral process instead of indulging in propaganda that insults the the rakyat’s intelligence, says Ronald Benjamin.
What is “neutrality” or political non-partisanship? Going by The Star’s report (1 Aug 2007) on Jeff Ooi’s move from Gerakan to the DAP, “neutrality”, according to our mainstream journalists, means only one thing: support for the BN and all its component parties.
Aliran is appalled that all the top editors of the mainstream newspapers in the country have been recently directed by the Ministry of Internal Security not to cite and publish “anti-government articles” from online portals and blogs.
Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply concerned by the recent defamation suit brought out by the New Straits Times Press against bloggers Jeff Ooi of "Screenshots" fame and Ahirudin Attan ("Rocky's Bru") for their allegedly defamatory postings.
Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply disturbed by Deputy Internal Security Minister Fu Ah Kiow’s warped logic when he highlighted the purported concern of the mainstream media over what they regard as an uneven playing field for both the print and Internet media.