Hartal : Boycott the lying newspapers!



If we’re going to have any chance of a clean and fair general elections, we have to try and stop the dissemination of falsehood to the voters by dishonest, lying news media.

Can we do it?

Don’t know, but I know we must try.

This page links to all postings in this blog, and related comments, to this initiative, and will be updated so that this page will represent a one-stop ‘Hartal : Boycott the newspapers’ centre.

Where possible, I will also provide links to efforts outside this blog related to this initiative.

Like every other initiative started by this blog, this initiative does not belong to me.

It is yours.

Its success or failure is in your hands.


Do we have it in us to bring the falsehood mongers to their knees?

Helen’s journalism 101

Boycott the newspapers !

Boycott the newspapers! (1)

Boycott the newspapers! (2)

Boycott the newspapers! (3)

Boycott the newspapers! (4)

The people say : Boycott the newspapers!

Flash Mob against spin doctoring

Boycott the newspapers! (5)

15 Responses “Hartal : Boycott the lying newspapers!” →
  1. Wow! I said. A must! We had enough!


  2. Edwin Rajasooria

    March 7, 2008

    You must do more to promote this campaign. More M’sians must take part in this boycott. I myself stopped buying newspapers from 1999 but started again in 2004. I will stop paying RM1.20 per day to read the bunch of lies published daily. Imagine you actually pay money to read rubbish daily. The money I save, will go towards subscribing to Astro’s news channel.

    Keep up the good work and you must promote this campaign.

    More Malaysians must stop buying these newspapers and teach them to report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  3. As I have commented elsewhere, I must highlight this again. You will need the support of news vendors for this boycott. Their livelihood will be affected by this very action. We need to devise an alternative solution to aleviate the hardship they may have to face while taking action on this. How about listing out the papers we want to boycott and gave out a list of those we want to support? That means, while we hit at those papers that print lies, we encourage those which tell the truth.


    Please see my rejoinder to your last comment


  4. rajraman 666

    August 8, 2008

    Since I like to read anything hardcopy,i will continue be reading one to judge both version.

    For someone sake call Helen I promised not to read any MSN news at least once a month.

    TAKE IT cool MY LADY.
    rajraman666.sign as raj raman because its doesnt required my i/c name.

  5. Banyak,surat khabar yang telah menipu kita dalam sesuatu media sangat teruk.Tetapi,hak kita harus menjadi kenyataan yang bebas dan berkemahuan yang benar dengan keadilan harus kena wujud di muka bumi ini tak patut melakukan terhadap rakyat secara tidak rasional sepatutnya kalau negara ini adalah Demokrasi dan patriotik mana bolehkah tahan orang begitu sahaja.Mesti hentikan diskriminasi ini dengan serta-mertanya.Keluaran,akhbar mesti dibebaskan bersuara kalau ingin menjadikan pendapat yang luas dan kukuh sebenarnya.Saya,tidak mahu beli Surat Khabar Star,Utusan dan lain-lain telah dikawal tanpa kebebasan bersuara sahaja.Hentikan,sentimen pemahaman yang berlaku pada kita semua ini.BN/Umno kawal tidak saksama langsung sebenarnya.

  6. It’s sad the mainstream media is often used as a medium for propaganda. I don’t read or watch them anymore.

  7. Bebas untuk apa? Bangkit untuk apa? Kita selalu menipu diri kita sendiri.Asal nya kita dari mana?

    Semasa kecil kita di sayang dan di belai ayah ibu.Bila dah besar dan bergaya,kebanyakan kita berpaling tadah dan menjadi derhaka,abaikan mereka, kita tendang semua orang yang tidak dalam kotak pemikiran kita dan kita tidak mahu menjadi manusia bersyukur!

    Tiada apa benda pun yang bebas di dunia ini!Malah kalau nafas kita tertutup sedikit oleh hingus dan batuk,hidup kita sudah tidak keharuan…

    Jadi rakyat yang berjasa dan jadi rakyat yang menyumbang kepada perpaduan ummah!Sesungguh nya,tiada nya kerajaan sekarang daripada mula,dimana dan apakah nasib kita agak nya…

    Kesian pelarian Rohingya…


  8. Oneyear12Topic

    December 31, 2010

    ya ya if you read Sinar newspaper yesterday 30th Dec 2010 ,
    you will quite surprise tiba-tiba penang surplus budget ,
    not deficit budget as reported in Star in November 2010


    Luckily we save some bukti , otherwise macam mana nak cakap

  9. Why is our PR buletin selling like a “bullet-in” ? They are ridiculously over price. Instead of having need to get the copy from the runners as well as having to access to so many blogspots just to get updated on REAL HAPPENING in our country, can pay for a monthly or yearly subscription to get these news right into our doorstep thro’ email ? In fact, how frequent do we bump into these runners ? This would create fixed income and promote paperless environment.

  10. In the awesome pattern of things you actually receive a B+ for effort. Where you confused everybody was on your specifics. You know, people say, details make or break the argument.. And that could not be more true at this point. Having said that, let me reveal to you what exactly did work. The authoring can be really convincing and this is most likely why I am making an effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Secondly, whilst I can see the jumps in reason you come up with, I am definitely not convinced of how you appear to unite the points that make the conclusion. For right now I will, no doubt yield to your position however wish in the foreseeable future you actually link your facts better.

  11. Boikotlah surat Khabar media dimiliki oleh bn’umno politik birokratik di Malaysia dan Pulau Pinang didapati telah menipu kita semua lecehlah ini teruklah。

  12. Berbaur isu perkauman sahaja bacasuratkhabar bukan suratkhabar bn/umno lebih baik kita adakan slogan ABU Asalkan Bukan
    BN’UMNO birokratik/autokratik insyallah.Kamsahamnitae.

  13. Fitnah
    punya media milik BN/UMNO guna akhbar media harian macam itu.


  14. La Man

    May 29, 2012

    Also time to boikott ASStro as well! All news, domestic and international goes through their inhouse filtering system!

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