By: Ruthravathy Tenaigaran
SHAH ALAM: Editor in Chief of Malaysiakini Steven Gan believes media ethics can be preserved despite the challenges from authorities.
“Despite the kind of pressure we face in Malaysia, despite the possible harassment, the possible arrest, we can still do good journalism,” he said.
“Giving up journalism ethics can be a sad thing for the country,” he added.
He was speaking to the journalist at a forum in conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day on May 3 with this year’s theme Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.
The forum held in Auditorium Sinar Karangkraf was organised by Aidcom, supported by University Selangor (UNISEL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Taylor’s University and IACT College.
Officiated by Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom) Chairman YBhg Datuk A Kadir Jasin and University Selangor (UNISEL) Vice Chancellor YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr Mohammad Redzuan Otman.
Also present were Nizal.com Sdn.Bhd. CEO Nizal Mohammad as the moderator.
Communication and Multimedia Content of Malaysia (CMCF) Chairman, YBhg Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar, Irish Journalist Annette Gartland and Business Radio Station (BFM) Producer Sharaad Kuttan as the panellist.