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...

Dirty reports about Bersih walk

The mainstream press' disregard of the Bersih phenomenon reflected its abandoning of journalistic ethics and its eroding commitment to truth and social responsibility, says...

Anti-Bersih 2.0 media propaganda fails to fool rakyat

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...

No more NST for Aliran!

P Ramakrishnan explains why Aliran has terminated its subscription to the New Straits Times. As of today, Aliran has stopped subscribing to the New...

Press freedom: Malaysia lags behind Brunei, Timor Leste

Brunei and Timor Leste have a much better global press freedom ranking than Malaysia. That says a lot about the Malaysian media. Brunei, Timor...

When theSun gets ‘covered’

While today’s Utusan Malaysia predictably ‘graces’ its front page with the photos of Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and his allegedly sodomised former aide Saiful...

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...

Drop legal suit against Malaysiakini, Najib

Aliran is appalled by the legal suit instituted by Prime Minister Najib Razak and Umno Baru against news portal Malaysiakini over readers' comments published...

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...

“May Day!” for Malaysia’s press freedom

One Malaysian daily ushered in World Press Freedom Day by booting out the National Union of Journalists president Hata Wahari. Under such trying circumstances...

Claudia Theophilus’ death: Bernama jumping the gun into the gutter

By giving the the impression that Claudia Theophilus and her Lebanese colleagues were being irresponsible (by “playing with guns”), Bernama is effectively slandering the...

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...

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