Saturday May 21
Hanchiang College, George Town, Penang
Himanshu Bhatt, bureau chief of The Sun
Dr Carmen Nge, academic and ethnicity trainer
Ha’ta Wahari, president of NUJ
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) will be conducting a public forum on the portrayal of ethnicity in the media and how it affects our perception of race and ethnicity in Malaysia.
The forum will be looked at from the point of view of working journalists, such as Hata Wahari, former Utusan Malaysia senior journalist and president of the National Union of Journalists. Hata was recently sacked from his job at Utusan after he openly criticised the senior editors for publishing racial rhetoric.
Panellist Dr Nge is well-versed on the topic and has hosted trainings on ethnicity and race in the past. There will be an open discussion at the end.
Suaram Penang (012-7583779)
CIJ (016-379 5901)