Stop ‘rampage’ against Al Jazeera, urges media watchdog

Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur bureau chief Samer Allawi (left) and cameraman Craig Hansen (centre) arriving at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on July 10 after the airing of a documentary critical of the government’s handling of undocumented migrants during the MCO. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

MEDIA watchdog, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), today called on the government to drop its investigations into broadcaster Al Jazeera over its documentary Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown.

The authorities must all stop their “acts of intimidation and adverse actions” against other media organisations that carried the documentary, such as Astro and UnifiTV, which police also raided yesterday.

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