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Covering the elections fairly

Covering the elections fairly

It’s rare to see Malaysia’s traditional press give the federal opposition, Pakatan Rakyat, a fair hearing. Ding Jo-Ann imagines what it would be like if our media produced fair and honest coverage of the political parties and their candidates during the next general election.

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Media vs LGBTs

Media vs LGBTs

HOW is our media measuring up to its role? If some newspapers’ treatment of what constitutes news is anything to go by, it is clear that some among the Malaysian media are not only unprofessional. They are also causing harm to vulnerable groups. Without a doubt, there is evidence that some media are targeting the [...]

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Najib’s call to the media

Najib’s call to the media

Is Najib serious? (pic courtesy of theSun) “BUT to shape society’s knowledge, so that we are more intellectual, critical, and can think objectively, this is also the role of the press. You can’t report only stories that are sensational, hot or about conflicts only.” These were Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak‘s [...]

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Reporting on Sibu

Reporting on Sibu

Investigating frontpage stories after the Sibu by-election… (© clarita | morguefile.com) (Corrected at 5.55pm, 18 May 2010) THE day after Sibu fell to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in a closely-watched and fought by-election, what kind of frontpage stories greeted Malaysians in the press? With some newspapers relegating the news of the week to a second [...]

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Spinning Isa’s victory

Spinning Isa’s victory

Politician speak “The results show that the people have the full confidence in our two leaders. It is also a sign that voters, especially the Chinese and Indian [Malaysians], have now returned to support [the Barisan Nasional (BN)].” “My win is due to a combination of factors. People are now back with BN. They are [...]

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Johan Jaafar headed for Media Prima, NSTP

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Feb 2009: A former powerful newspaper editor will be appointed soon to key posts at Media Prima Bhd and The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) in a move that is linked to next month’s leadership change in Umno. Sources said Datuk Johan Jaafar, who was editor-in-chief of Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia [...]

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