Monday, May 10, 2010

CIJ's forum on peace journalism gets a place in 'The Sun'

The Sun report on the forum quoted all speakers and did a fair job of informing the purpose, not forgetting the launch of the 2009 annual review on freedom of expression in Malaysia by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ).

It highlighted Maluku journalist Insany Syahbawarti's personal epiphany regarding the importance of doing one's job as a journalist first and foremost. "During the conflict there was pressure from my own community to produce reports that only reflected favourably on our side," The Sun quoted her as saying. "But as time went on, I realised my reports were playing a role in fuelling the conflict."

All panellists agreed that the media has to provide space for inter-community interaction as well as portray the diversity of peoples and views. More.

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