Media ownership is a funny thing. Anyone who has the money and the resources to do so can own a media outlet. Is this illegal? Of course not.
I received a notification on my phone. Someone had just followed me on Twitter. I looked at my phone and it was Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the deputy prime minister of Malaysia.
Real issues are pushed aside when sensational stories appear because they require a bit more effort to understand.
It’s a damn if you do and damn if you don’t situation.
What do you think about Beauty and the Beast, fake news and art censorship?
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi advised members of Umno to learn how U.S. President Donald Trump manages public perception.
Without questioning the veracity of certain claims and announcements, it seems that anything resembling a news story — shared on social media and messaging apps — is swallowed wholesale.
Journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker, lecturer and, apparently now social activist, Zan Azlee, uses logic and rationale to appeal to logical and rationale people who already support his ideas.
We can’t run away from the fact that media ownership along with political and economical factors will affect objectivity.
Between 20th and 21st July, I observed and monitored as many local news organisations as I could to see how they covered the 1MDB controversy.
All it took was a FaceTime video… a simple FaceTime video!