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Already tired of the mainstream media’s bias in covering the election campaign?

Don’t fret, you are not alone. And I have got just the right antidote for you.

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new blog in town. The Malaysian Election Media Monitors’ Diary, which is now in full flow.

This is an initiative launched on Saturday by Charter 2000-Aliran, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and the Writers’ Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI) to monitor the media’s coverage of the 12th general election campaign. They are assisted by a team of incredibly dedicated and committed young independent volunteers.

We are dissecting the media coverage in the newspapers and over radio and television.

The aim is to ensure that the media coverage is fair, professional, and ethical. What this means is that there must be:

* equal access to the mainstream media for all parties;
* fair and sufficient coverage for all parties; and
* the right to reply or to respond to state a position or to clarify baseless allegations

Check out the Media Monitor’s Diary to see the fine work these young volunteers have done as media monitors. (There is hope in Malaysian society, after all!)

You can also help by incorporating the RSS feed of this Diary into your blogs, websites, browsers and aggregate news readers.

The URL for the feed is http://www.aliran.com/elections/atom.xml

Why don’t you drop a comment in the Diary to encourage these volunteers in their work.

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29 Aug 2008 11.10pm

Just say no to BN!!!!That’s simple yet magnificient….

29 Feb 2008 2.32pm

Time to vote for Jeff Ooi and the Opposition. Exercise your right now!! TAK NAK TO PETROL INFLATION TAK NAK TO UNBEARABLE EVERYTHING INFLATION TAK NAK TO HIGH CRIME TAK NAK TO LINGAM SCANDAL TAK NAK TO CHUA SOI LEK SCANDAL TAK NAK TO CORRUPTION TAK NAK TO NEPOTISM TAK NAK TO …………. http://www.geocities.com/matterofchoice2008/My_page.html We need the check and balance for good governance. Please do your part. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Opposition. We need to send the right candidates to parliment to voice up for us. Penang and Jelutong voters, we need more… Read more »

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eswari balan
26 Feb 2008 5.36pm

I agree, main stream media is horrifically onesided. I have stopped reading and wasting my money on the straits times, and star.

23 Feb 2008 2.37am

I salute all the volunteers. A country like Malaysia need more caring people like you.
Please work towards getting every ‘Ethinic Malaysian’ to vote Barisan Rakyat.
Barisan Nasional is history!!!