Sign up here for press freedom

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benar memoSupport the cause for press freedom. This is an announcement from a string of civil society groups. I must say it is refreshing to see more new groups joining in the struggle for media freedom in Malaysia. What we need now is to achieve a critical mass of Malaysians demanding press freedom, whose voices cannot be ignored or suppressed any longer.

The organisers are hoping for at least 5,000 signatures. So far, they have received just over 200. I hope readers of this blog can help them achieve their target.

Concerned Malaysians are working hard to collect as many signatures as possible for the 2008 Memorandum on Media Freedom – sponsored by Benar for Free and Fair Media (Benar), Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs) and Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI).

The Memorandum, together with the signatures collected until 30 August, 2008 shall be presented to the national leaders on August 31, 2008 and to state leaders on September 16, 2008 to demand for reforms in media laws. This project will be weaker without your support. We hope you will place this image link on your blog to help promote the cause.

There can be no free nation without free media. Let us come together to demand media freedom as the birthday present for our beloved nation.

Thank you very much for your support and attention.

In our love of the nation and freedom,
All-Blogs, Benar, CIJ and WAMI

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Lela Said

Count me in too! All governments are corrupt influenced by the very nature of power. Absolute power corrupts. It is up to the people to fight for what is right or wrong.

One question I would like to put to the panel. What would you do if you are the one wielding the sceptre power? People have their own interest to look out for.

Do we really understand what democracy really means?

Count me in!

G Gopalakrishnan

I fully support press freedom, while at the same time all should practise responsible jounalism. Come to think of it, we just want the truth to be reported as it is, that is want we want?

Angela Ooi

I just signed up. I stand counted!

francis

COUNT ME IN.

Edwin SJ Ng

My Dear Friend,

I once heard Tun Suffian said this,” Freedom of speech or freedom of the press, is granted by every form of Government. But none of them said anything about freedom after speech!”.

He was addressing a ‘ABU – Asian Broadcasting Union’ gathering in KL many years ago…1985.

Our Government is so corrupted that its not worth reading or hearing anything they it says.

You will live longer by not listening to their lies. They lie ALL THE TIME !!!…. in every MSM.

It is more fun and recreational to read the BLOGGERS. They make more sense.

Edwin.

Joseph

I fully support press freedom, while at the same time all should practise responsible jounalism. Come to think of it, we just want the truth to be reported as it is, want we not?

lucia

thanks for putting this up, anil. we do need lots of support to make it to our target. i hope others who read about this will spread it far and wide, and asked all your friends to sign.

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