We see concerning trends that media/ social media are manipulated to focus on racial issues to further politicians' interests rather than issues that bring about the betterment of the country. For example, the focus on the Timah issue rather than Budget 2022. Media/ Social Media is no longer watchdogs, but rather 'runningdogs' for some politicians. What should be done to reform our media and social media? Watch the Presentation Video attached below!
In conjunction with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists 2021, CIJ, FFN and USM would like to invite you to a talk show panel on raising awareness of the need for investigative journalism in light of information disorder and following much suppression against the journalists. This is a follow up of A Thousand Cuts regional movie screening and a part of a regional collaboration to support press freedom in the Southeast Asia #standforpressfreedom.
Ronalyn V. Olea, Secretary general of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)
Miaoling Ng, Media Strengthening Officer at Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)
Ian Yee, Co Founder of The Fourth
Edmund Ngo, Lecturer of the Univesiti Sains Malaysia (USM)