Tuesday, April 28, 2009

WPFD2009- Public Forum on "Media Under Najib: Hope or Disappointment"

Dear friends,

World Press Freedom Day is back again! The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is celebrating it on this 10 May. In the last 6 years, CIJ has commemorated this day, which falls on 3 May, through public activities that included exhibitions, talks and concerts. This year, we will be organising a public forum at the Annexe, Central Market on 10 May, on the topic "Media Under Najib: Hope or Disappointment".

The panel speakers are:

  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the Science University of Malaysia, Mr. Zaharom Nain
  • Political analyst and Chairman of Writers Alliance for Media Independence, Mr. Wong Chin Huat
  • Special Assistant to Selangor state Chief Minister, Ms Tricia Yeoh

The forum will touch on, among others:

  1. Exploring the prime minister's options viz-a-viz clamours for reform on one side and calls for entrenchment of the status quo on another
  2. Current and future trends that may affect or involve the media and free expression.
  3. What Malaysia needs badly in terms of reform on press freedom and expression and whether Najib can deliver them

Date: 10 May 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Annex Gallery, Central Market

Join us for a lively discussion! See you there!

For more information please call Wai Fong at 03 4023 0772 or email waifong@cijmalaysia.org

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