NGOs face PGCC media blackout

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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