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...

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...

Media groups condemn intimidation, arrests of journalists

We, Malaysian media civil society organisations, condemn the arrest of two journalists and police violence towards others who were covering the sit-down protest for...

Media freedom groups rally behind Hata

Four civil society groups have spoken up in support of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president Hata Wahari, who is facing a domestic inquiry...

Utusan, respect NUJ president’s rights

Mustafa K Anuar and Anil Netto have called upon Utusan's management not to resort to punitive action against the NUJ president for daring to...

Zunar’s arrest no laughing matter

Charter 2000-Aliran condemns the unfair and unwarranted detention of cartoonist Zunar by the Malaysian government last night as it violates the basic principle of...

Support for Mkini’s stand on the cow head-related videos

Charter 2000-Aliran hails the unwavering and principled stand taken by Malaysiakini not to pull down the two videos related to the controversial cow-head demonstration...

Malaysian government should not resort to Internet censorship

The Malaysian government is unfortunately planning to follow in the foot-steps of China in filtering the Internet to block certain websites that it considers...

Suspending expression, violating democracy

The sudden suspensions of Suara Keadilan and Harakah for the next three months are blatant violations of the principle of freedom of the press....

Sedition charge on blogger Raja Petra raises more questions

Charter 2000-Aliran is appalled by the Malaysian authorities' action in charging prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin with sedition for allegedly implying that deputy prime...

Makkal Osai ban and ‘open ears’ don’t sit well together

Charter 2000-Aliran is appalled at the Home Ministry’s rejection of a permit application by the Makkal Osai management - which is presumably due to...

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