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.
Aliran views with grave concern and consternation the bold banner headline that recently ‘graced’ the rabid Utusan Malaysia in an outrageous manner, screaming, ‘What else do the Chinese want?’
Mustafa K Anuar takes to task the mainstream media for its appallingly lopsided coverage of the general election campaign.
Fair elections? Hardly, says gregwar, who goes on to describe how the BN has used machinery, money, media and Mahathir to strike out at Pakatan.
Cecil Rajendra was inspired to write this poem after some politicians protested that the ten minutes allocated to make party political broadcasts over TV is not enough time.
A civil society coalition is demanding fair access to the mainstream media for all political parties and a Najib-Anwar debate so that voters can make an informed choice. Christopher Chong reports.
In a general election that is to be intensely contested, many ‘strange things’ may emerge in the media, predicts Mustafa K Anuar.
The sudden, surprising and shocking Sulu intrusion into Sabah over the past few weeks has been extremely disturbing to the people of of the state and the rest of Malaysia.
Journalists have great power, and with that, comes great responsibility. So they should really be good journalists, or not join the profession at all, writes Wong Chin Huat.
Providing fair access to the media is more than just being concerned about fairness. It is also about ensuring diversity in media content so that it reflects the rich diversity that we have in our multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-religious society. says Mustafa K Anuar.