Malaysiakini, FZ Daily denied publishing permits: Are we so easily ‘confused’?

The Home Ministry’s denial of publishing permits for Malaysiakini and FZ Daily is a gross affront to the people's democratic right to freedom of...

Malaysian government can’t stand free media: Seapa

A Malaysian news weekly has been suspended indefinitely by the Home Ministry, apparently for an article criticising overspending by the country’s 'first couple', says...

When The Heat gets too hot to handle in Malaysia

Aliran condemns the Home Ministry's indefinite suspension of the English-language news weekly, apparently over a front-page article about the allegedly spendthrift habits of the...

Malaysiakini judgment: Victory for freedom of expression in Malaysia

Aliran hails the Court of Appeal's decision to dismiss the Home Ministry and government's appeal against a High Court judgment granting Malaysiakini the right...

Unity and the media – Part 2

Many media systems in this world - certainly those in oppressive regimes that thrive on disunity - have no real conception of what genuine...

Unity and the media – Part 1

Repressive legal controls on the media are firmly in place in Malaysia - and they are not about to be loosened at any point...

Now anybody can stop reading Utusan Malaysia

The excessive reaction resorted to by Utusan Malaysia and other Malay-based groups over the fair criticism made by AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman...

GE13: Pliant papers, restless hearts

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...

What else does Utusan Malaysia want?

Aliran views with grave concern and consternation the bold banner headline that recently ‘graced’ the rabid Utusan Malaysia in an outrageous manner, screaming, ‘What...

The crude, the bad and the ugly

Mustafa K Anuar takes to task the mainstream media for its appallingly lopsided coverage of the general election campaign.On 24 April 2013, the...

Online has most balanced GE13 coverage: Media watchdog

Actual data shows online media has most balanced coverage, contrary to pro-Opposition allegations, reports A Asohan.Actual data from a media monitoring initiative has proven...

The media and GE13

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...

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