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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Protest support Chou Z Lam sacked Bakun documentary

PROTEST AT RTM – AGAINST POLITICAL INTERFERENCE

We the 528 Media Action Group,WAMI & CIJ, urge members of the public, political parties and NGOs to participate in a demonstration at RTM in response to the sacking of Chou Z Lam, who produced a documentary about the impact of Bakun Dam on indigenous people. Chou was sacked after he made public that his documentary was axed and that his superior in RTM has told him that “it would have negative impact on the (just-concluded) Sibu by-election”.

Please join us to make a stand that political interference into media industry, particularly in state broadcaster running on taxpayer money is unjustifiable!

Date : 19th May 2010 (Wed)
Time : 11:00am
Venue : RTM, Angkasapuri.
Organizers : *528 Media Action Group, WAMI & CIJ

Email : 528mediaaction@gmail.com
Blog : http://528taknakpotong.wordpress.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=122474034436151&ref=ts
Online Petition : http://www.petitiononline.com/20100430/petition.html

Note : 528 Media Action Group was formed after the resignation of NTV7 senior producer Joshua Wong and the revelation by Chou Z Lam, TV2 producer on interferences in newsroom. We had jointly organized a series of flash mob, distribution of flyer with WAMI and CIJ in support of Wong & Chou. Our coming up event is “Malam Tak Nak Potong 528″ that has the support of 13 civil society groups. Coordinator is Ng Yap Hwa.

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