A coalition of 10 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are demanding that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak explain allegations that his administration was undermining the professional judgement of media practitioners in the choice of topics, angles and news sources.
Alluding to several incidents including the latest involving ntv7 editor Joshua Wong and TV2’s Mandarin edition editor Chou Z Lam, the NGOs in a memorandum to Najib demanded his assurance that there will be no more meddling in media matters.
Present at the press conference today were representatives from Writers Alliance for Media Independence, Centre for Independent Journalism, Civil Rights Committee of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Bersih, Suaram, cartoonist Zunar & “Gedung Kartun” Group, Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia, Centre for Policy Initiatives, Research for Social Advancement and New Era College Progressive Front.I do not belong to any NGOs but I remember being a founder member of "ALLBLOGS" the National Alliance of Bloggers since its unregistered formation in early 2007. If memory holds good Datuk Ahiruddin Atan is the protem Chairman. Since his recent return back to the Mainstream Media I surmised that AllBlogs is no more, but I read that YLChong of Desiderata referring to AllBlogs as co-organiser of BUM2010. Somebody please clear the mist. Dang, forget it. I am not interested. But if AllBlogs still exist, then you guys need to say sorry to Rocky if you did not invite him to this gathering.
But as a private citizen, I am appending my signature to this PETITION.
Why don't you PRESS FOR FREEDOM and do likewise.
The full scenario HERE.