Aliran launches online petition seeking unblocking of Malaysian Insider

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Aliran has launched an online petition calling for the unblocking of the Malaysian Insider, Sarawak Report and other news portals.

You can find the petition here.

Stop blocking websites and censoring the internet.

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Utopia
Utopia
18 Mar 2016 8.50am
Mason
Mason
13 Mar 2016 10.44am

Press freedom campaigner Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has made six more news sites, including Sarawak Report, accessible in countries where they are currently blocked as part of efforts to thwart Internet censorship. “Operation Collateral Freedom #2” mirrors copies of the blocked sites on a cloud hosting service provided by major Internet companies such as Amazon, Microsoft or Google. RSF said it had also created a censorship detector app, an extension to the Google Chrome browser to facilitate access to the mirror version of the targeted sites. “Whoever goes to one of these blocked sites will see the icon of the… Read more »

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
4 Mar 2016 10.29am

Lim Kit Siang queried the government’s 20-year Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Bill of Guarantees, especially its pledge not to censor the Internet. “Are all the 10 guarantees in the MSC Bill of Guarantees now to be regarded as no better than a worthless scrap of paper? Even more important, does Wisma Putra (Foreign Ministry) really believe in the garbage it has trotted out that the ban on TMI was necessary ‘to maintain peace, stability and harmony to safeguard the multiracial and multicultural values, norms and practices in Malaysia’?” Lim said Malaysians would like to know who among the cabinet ministers… Read more »

Siva
Siva
2 Mar 2016 3.05pm

Websites blocked by the Multimedia and Communications Commission (MCMC) without an official court order can challenge the ban with a judicial review, lawyers say in light of recent bans on blogs and a news portal. This is since the main law used to regulate online content, the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA), does not allow the agency to block arbitrarily online content without first going to court. They said MCMC must first prove in a court of law that a website had breached the CMA before it could be banned, said Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen.

far
far
1 Mar 2016 3.15pm

Banning a news site would not even stop whatever ‘lies’ that the government insists is being spread. It would not even have an impact on the hits or sales of these news sites because Malaysians are simply just going to get more creative in getting to those sites.

https://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/defiance-in-the-face-of-bullies/

Pin
Pin
29 Feb 2016 2.11pm

Wonder why tunglang has no comment here?
Is he not supporting the petition?

Jetty Lee
Jetty Lee
28 Feb 2016 5.28pm

Time for solidarity!
Commentators in anilnetto.com should put aside petty differences to consolidate effort to legally and morally remove barangnaik regime.

Maria Chin Abdullah
Maria Chin Abdullah
28 Feb 2016 2.07pm

Done

Kumar
Kumar
28 Feb 2016 12.34pm

Pls support the petition as I notice not many people have signed it.

fin
fin
28 Feb 2016 2.19pm
Reply to  Kumar

Yes, all must support the petition.

benny
benny
28 Feb 2016 8.48am