Thursday, May 02, 2019

But whose Malaysian Media Council, Gobind?

Puchong, 2 May 2019: Someone suggested a typo in the above article. That, maybe, the last line should read:
(Gobind) assumes all stakeholders' views will be taken into account. 
So what's the grouse? A lot of people who think they should be consulted have not been consulted. My own views on the proposed Malaysian Media Council have not been sought (let alone taken into account) and I sure have some useful views on the matter, if I may say so myself [this decade-old posting Blog Alliance opposes Media Council, for example].

Don't get me wrong. I am glad Gobind is pushing for the Council. At the National Press Club exco meeting the other day, we unanimously (re)affirmed our support for a self-regulatory media or press council. The NPC has been championing the formation of such a council for decades, after all. It would be a shame if its views are not taken into account.

Read also:
Gobind hopes media council to be set up in April 
Hawana 2018 expected to be catalyst to set up Council
Journalists group form alliance, demand to be consulted on Council

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