Takut-takut syndrome shadows the newsroom

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Critical analyses of fundamental issues like environmental degradation, unsustainable urban development and poverty are prominent by their absence, writes Eric Loo. Media discourse is...

Liberal posers and corporate chameleons

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‘Media values’ and ‘business ethics’ are obscuring the real issues of free speech and environmental calamity, says John Hilley.When will the liberal media...

The age of uncertainty

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Malaysia’s Chinese-language newspapers are losing their relative autonomy at a time when their Internet rivals are providing more uncensored news, says Tan Lee Ooi....

I have seen “The Last Communist”!

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Those who have not seen this movie - and yet have seen fit to criticise it - are jumping to conclusions, says CY, who...

Deflated dreams

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The shouts of joy that greeted the election of Abdullah Badawi as prime minister have now turned into whispers of apprehension, notes Angeline Loh,...

Please, Mr Postman, look and see …

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The utter inefficiency of the privatised postal services has prompted one Malaysian, N S Wigneswaran, to write to Minister Lim Keng Yaik. Terence Gomez ...

Freer media under PM Abdullah?

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One cannot depend merely on the personality of a leader to bring about fundamental reforms to major social institutions such as the media, writes...

Sounding the gong of resistance

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Yeoh Seng Guan, on a sojourn in the Philippines, discovers that the spirit of dissent is well and truly alive among the tribal communities...

Aliran Monthly 26: 5 editor’s note

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In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik explores the “tiff” between Mahathir and Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and looks at the undercurrents that led...

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