With the general elections right around the corner, The Star, Malaysia’s most popular English daily, is throwing it’s support behind its owners. While I’ve always been of the opinion that no media source is unbiased, it doesn’t negate the fact that the media should put effort into being as unbiased as it can be, covering a […]

  GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (Nov 22, 2012): A ceasefire took hold in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed at least 160 people. Gaza City’s streets were dark and deserted in the minutes after the truce took effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday, but soon afterwards […]

When we are discussing the issue of political freedom, it is not sufficient for us to look solely only on the political entity. The discussion should include the effects of the enforcement of law towards the political freedom. A fact that cannot be denied is that when the authority had done some blocking to the […]

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9, 2012): Malaysian state energy firm Petronas has pulled a YouTube music video it posted to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali after angry viewers pointed out that it depicted an inappropriate funeral dance. Race and religion are sensitive issues in Malaysia which experienced deadly racial riots in 1969, and critics complained […]

  WASHINGTON (Nov 6, 2012): US President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney. Obama became only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II, when television networks […]

What is media manipulation? A series of related techniques in which partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular interests. Such tactics may include the use of logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, and often involve the suppression of information or points of view by crowding them out, by inducing other people or groups of people to […]

WISCONSIN (Nov 5, 2012): After a grueling 18-month battle, the final campaign day arrived Monday for President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney, two men on a collision course for the world’s top job. The candidates have attended hundreds of rallies, fundraisers and town halls, spent literally billions on attack ads, ground games, and squared […]