6pm, 18 May (Wednesday)
Auditorium, Bar Council of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Abdul Jalil Ali, Editorial Executive Adviser, Kumpulan Media Karangkraf
Sharaad Kuttan, journalism lecturer, columnist, Asian Public Intellectual Fellow
Wong Chin Huat, journalism lecturer, columnist
Andrew Khoo, Bar Council Human Rights Committee Chair
By Centre for Independent Journalism
May is the month for press freedom
Press freedom is the ability of newspapers and journalists to freely report any event or issue, in accordance with the ethics and principles of journalism.
But what happens when the ethics and principles are not adhered to? How should we deal with unethical media?
To find out the different views on how to approach this problem as well as explore the attendant issue of the limits of media freedom in Malaysia, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and the Bar Council of Malaysia will be organising a bilingual Malay-English public forum titled “Toward a more ethical media”.