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...

Giving the news a kick

Charter 2000-Aliran condemns the reported assault on an independent journalist who was covering the 28 May protest against hikes in oil prices and electricity...

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...

PM takes two steps backwards with Web warning

Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s warning to rein in those who supposedly ‘spread untruths and slander’ using the Internet...

Raja Petra’s interrogation: Striking fear among bloggers

Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply disturbed by recent developments that could restrict the space for freedom of expression over the Internet and curb the democratic...

Blocking bloggers

Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply concerned by the recent defamation suit brought out by the New Straits Times Press against bloggers Jeff Ooi of "Screenshots"...

No-Internet-censorship pledge under threat?

Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply disturbed by Deputy Internal Security Minister Fu Ah Kiow’s warped logic when he highlighted the purported concern of the mainstream...

NST show-cause letter: Eroding press freedom?

Thinking Malaysians must be bewildered at the government's show-cause letter to the New Straits Times over its publication of a controversial syndicated cartoon that,...

Candidates should be committed to freedom of expression and information

Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI), Charter 2000-Aliran and Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament) call on Malaysians to vote wisely in...

Why the haste to form a media council, Zam?

Charter 2000-Aliran views with deep concern Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin’s renewed insistence in pushing for the establishment of a media council in Malaysia. As we...

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....

Movie about Chin Peng banned

Charter2000-Aliran is totally dumbfounded by the authorities’ decision to ban director Amir Muhammad’s latest movie 'The Last Communist'. The unfortunate ban comes in...

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