CIJ Press Statements and Media Releases

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.

#Lawan Protest Monitoring #Lawan Protest Monitoring

Civil society organisations who share a common interest in promoting, protecting, and defending the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly today released a monitoring report on the #LAWAN protest and events surrounding the 31 July 2021 protest in Kuala Lumpur including incidents of intimidation before and after the 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.

Siapa Jaga Media? - 21 Aug 2020

Media companies and journalists have been probed and investigated by the authorities recently. Many media companies have shut down and laid off their staff due to the evolving landscape and also the COVID-19 pandemic.