NGOs face PGCC media blackout

A packed press conference - followed by a virtual media blackout! It's a familiar story. Largely influenced by powerful political and corporate interests, the...

National unity and marriages of convenience?

In what appears to be a subdued celebration -- in contrast to the recent 50th Merdeka bash -- of the 44th anniversary of the...

“Feel good” factor gone: US only to blame?

The Star saw a change at the helm in recent weeks. But are things changing so that the self-styled “people’s paper” will really live...

Batu Burok shooting: Head-hunting for a red herring

Today's Star splashed a story about the head-hunting spree of both MCA and Umno of Terengganu. MCA Youth offered RM3,000 while Umno Youth came...

Mainstream media grovelling before PM

Here we go again--the issue of government-media partnership being discussed at the yearly Langkawi International Dialogue (LID), where journalists were quizzed by governmental leaders...

Blogger Jeff Ooi’s move to DAP: “Neutrality” lost?

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...

Greenwashing the Star

So the Star has gone “green” to mark World Environment Day on 5 June. But beneath this superficial green facade, the contradictions faced by...

Ijok: Zam upset with BBC interview with Anwar

Like many of their dutiful journalists in the mainstream media, some government ministers have shown through their recent antics and expressions that this is...

Ijok: Crossing the line for electoral gains

It’s a sign of the times when political leaders, government functionaries and, lo and behold, certain journalists consciously blur the line between the ethical...

These blind media, see how they report

Some local media organisations unfortunately chose to cast a blind eye to the KL anti-war demonstration yesterday. Basic journalism tells us that...

Of local councils, legislation, and almost anything under the sun

The syndrome of closing one eye to things illegal or improper, it appears, did not stop in Jasin, Melaka. Such a callous and irresponsible...

‘Cue journalism’ at its worst

The new toll hike announced by Works Minister Samy Vellu yesterday was duly reported by the mainstream press. Worse, it...

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