Friday, March 21, 2008

1st April: Boycott Malaysian Media Day.

Nadzim aka Yob has sent me this message a day ago. Alright, let’s together boycott any kind of Malaysian media, be it the newspapers, televisions or radio stations. The reason? Down here I’ve paste some info which sent to me via Facebook (yeah, instead of being Tom Anderson’s darling, now I’m a casual user of social networking tool owned by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg). I edited a bit to make it ‘nicer’ and of course at the last line there’s a lil’ bit of changing. Haha!

“The Malaysian Mainstream Media has always been biased and it's getting worse. Since the 2008 General Elections the Malaysian Mainstream Media has become more apparent with its biases towards a certain political party! Especially recent reports by BERNAMA who apparently misquoted Penang CM Mr. Lim Guan Eng on the May 13 issue and not to mention making mountains out of mole-hills!

So I say let's switch off EVERY single Malaysian Mainstream Media for a day and let that be April 1st 2008! Don't buy newspapers (or go to their websites): Say “NO!” to The Star, NST, Utusan, Berita Harian etc. Don't watch local channels: Say “NO!” to RTM1, RTM2, TV3 etc. Make this known and make April 1st, a day where we demand the Malaysian Media truth in their reporting!



We are no fools! We can handle the truth!

Commemorate April Fools day by not being one. Do not allow ourselves to be fooled.

Send a message to our media superpowers that we are matured Malaysians and we can think for ourselves. The media must serve the conscience of the people and answers to no one but to truth alone.

If we abstain from buying the newspapers, watching TV, tuning into the radio for news, logging on to news portals on the internet, even for one day, the loss generated will hopefully gain us a step closer to free and accountable journalism in Malaysia.

Free your mind!

+ The expected FAQ:

Q: The Sun is free, so how?
A: Just well. Just don't take a copy. Let them collect back and recycle. ;)

Q: Why don't we make this boycott for a week?
A: (1) This initiative is to instill awareness, (2) We still want Malaysian mainstream media but a more fair and truthful version, (3) We'll experiment for a day first for now... if the response is good we can even extend this to a month. ;)

+ For alternative news source:
Malaysia Today
The Malaysian Insider
In Capital We Trust! Hehe…

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