Denouncing ‘Red Shirts’ treatment of the media — Gerakan Media Merdeka

NOVEMBER 6 — Gerakan Media Merdeka (Geramm) expresses our regret over the roughshod ways in which supporters of Umno-linked ‘Red Shirts’ had treated the media that covered their protest outside Malaysiakini’s office in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

Geramm received several complaints and a video which showed how a journalist was harassed by a red shirt protestor who covered his face.

During the demonstration, several protestors also blamed the media whom they accused of blocking their march towards the police line.

Geramm in our struggle is consistent towards upholding the rights of all media practitioners to perform their duties and we urge all parties to do the same.

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* Geramm (previously known as Gerakan Media Marah) is a loose coalition of journalists, media activists and representatives who fights for freedom of the press and its practitioners.

** This is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of Malay Mail Online.

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