Destigmatising Suicide: The Role of The Media

CIJ will be organising an online casual talk show to explain the need for ethical reporting on suicide on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 8.30 pm

The discussion will look into ways to address issues such as how unethical reporting on suicide can be harmful, how social media should play a role in suicide prevention, how Malaysia compares to other countries on the matter of suicide prevention, and more. CIJ aims to raise awareness amongst Malaysians on the importance of ethical and responsible reporting on suicide.


  • YB Hannah Yeoh, MP Segambut, former Deputy Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development
  • Kenny Lim, Executive Director, Befrienders KL
  • Himanshu Bhatt, Executive Editor, The Vibes
  • Ng Miao Ling, Media Strengthening Officer, CIJ


CIj has also prepared 'Guidelines on Ethical and Responsible Reporting on Suicide' in collaboration with Befrienders KL. The guidelines in English and BM are accessible here:

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Watch the event live on  CIJ Facebook