Several dozen journalists and activists gathered in KL yesterday to call for greater media freedom. Among those who addressed the gathering were Ambiga Sreenevasan and Malaysiakini’s Fathi Aris Omar.
Although most of their demands were targeted at the BN federal government, several of them were also aimed at Pakatan state governments.
The event was organised by Gerakan Media Marah (Geramm) or the Angry Media Movement. The event comes in the wake of the suspension of The Heat weekly newspaper.
A timely move by the journalists to assert the right to freedom of the media and of expression.