Interviews & Talks

Journalism Wins Nobel Peace Prize!

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize on 8 Oct 2021. This comes at a time when press freedom is increasingly under threat. The Nobel Committee awarded them the prize for their efforts in safeguarding the freedom of expression, which is a precondition for lasting democracy and peace.

A Thousand Cuts To Press Freedom

The award-winning Documentary 'A Thousand Cuts' by Ramona S. Diaz, is a film about Maria Ressa, the founder of the online news site Rappler, which explores the conflicts between the press and the Filipino government under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Nalini Elumalai, Fearless Human Rights Defender Nalini Elumalai, Fearless Human Rights Defender

Nalini Elumalai is an activist who has been fighting tirelessly for about 15 years. If you’ve not heard of Nalini, she’s a relentless and fearless human rights defender, someone who’s there at almost every single progressive rally and protest.

#LAWANINTIMIDASI - Stop Investigating & Charging Protestors

Last Saturday, the 31st of July, saw more than 1000 young Malaysians take to the streets to voice their frustration against the current Perikatan Nasional administration. Protestors demanded for the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign, for parliament to be allowed to reconvene properly and for full moratoriums for all Malaysians during these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reflecting On Bersih 2.0 Rally, 10 Years Later

It’s been slightly more than 10 years since the iconic BERSIH 2.0 rally that took place on the 9th of July 2011. Authorities fired tear gas and water cannons. Close to 1700 people were arrested. But it did not break the spirits of those who were protesting, who marched on nonetheless.

Kita Semua Penghasut

Fahmi Reza was arrested on sedition charges over satirical Spotify playlists.

Fight 'Fake News' With Facts, Not Acts!

Yesterday, a group of activists peacefully gathered outside of Parliament to protest the Emergency (Essential Powers) (No 2) Ordinance 2021 or simply known as the Fake News Ordinance.

Evaluating MyDigital

BFM interviewed Sinar Project's Khairil Yusof on the key initiatives of the Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital).