转载:干预电视台新闻自由又一宗

最近才发生NTV7电视台制作人黄义忠指责电视台主管自我审查,愤而辞职;

今天TV2制作人周泽南也揭发该台新闻总监抽起已经启播的《前线视窗》节目:巴贡水坝的社会影响,理 由是“纪录片里面可能含有对诗巫补选和砂州州选不利的访谈和内容,所以必须停播。”

这又是另一宗政治干预新闻自由,民主自由一大退步。

再度干预电视台新闻自由,

《前线视窗》播出巴贡水坝课题被临时抽起

2010年4月28日

周泽南(国营电视台电视节目制作人)
http://mayashanti5282046.wordpress.com/

原定于今天中午12时20分,在第二电视台播出的《前线视窗》节目;巴贡水坝的社会影响,今天突然被电视台总监下令抽起和停播。这一系列原本在前天 (4月26日)开始,一连播放十天的纪录片,已经播出两集,今天却被活生生腰斩。

该纪录片由周泽南拍摄和制作,主要讲述在1998年年底,为了让位给著名的巴贡水坝的兴建,而被逼搬迁到Sungai Asap和Sungai Koyan重置区的大约1万名原住民的遭遇。

周泽南相信这项停播决定是另外一起国阵试图干预媒体新闻自由的手段。根据各网络媒体的报道,上个星期,首相署试图通过对NTV7高层进行具有种族色 彩的恐吓,对《非谈不可》时事请谈节目进行诸多干预和限制。

当周泽南询问其公司高层停播的理由时,新闻总监Jumat Engson向他表明,那是电视台总监的决定,也代表他自己的立场。他说:“纪录片里面可能含有对诗巫补选和砂州州选不利的访谈和内容,所以必须停播。他 不排除当“情况允许时”(州选过后),可能才允许播放。

周泽南对国营电视台高层的决定感到遗憾,遂向新闻、通讯、文化与艺术部副部长王赛芝寻求协助,希望她能站在全民利益的立场上,促请电视台总监收回停 泊指示,可是让人二度遗憾的是,王赛芝只通过其私人秘书李先生,草草打发周泽南,并且向他说:“副部长不想干预你们的内部问题。”

周泽南对于他所访问的Sungai Asap原住民深感抱歉和遗憾,因为新闻干预已经导致他们的心声和建议无法被国家,以及广大的东西马听阅人所了解和关心。他认为国营电视台的停播指令,不 仅剥夺了砂拉越原住民的言论自由,和听阅人的知情权,更完全抵触了首相“一个马来西亚”口号所提倡的“人民为先”的精神。如果诗巫补选和砂州州选因素可以 成为停播的理由,国营电视台总监实行的就是“政治为先”的自我过滤和审查手段,彻底违背了新闻从业员的专业伦理和操守。

他希望国营电视台总监能重新考虑停播的指令,以便挽回国营电视台江河日下的公信力,以及捍卫砂拉越原住民的言论自由,以及广大读者的知情权。

附录:

1.马来西亚国营电视台管理层名单和联络

http://www.rtm.gov.my/new/bm/contact.php

2.Sungai Asap重置区原住民生活现况纪录片简介

这一系列的纪录片着重介绍因为巴贡水坝的兴建而在1998年,必须搬迁到水坝下游Sungai Asap和Sungai Koyan地区的大约一万名原住民的社会影响。纪录片原定于4月26日(星期一)至5月7日,总共10天,在第二电视台中午1220分播出。

每一集大纲:

第一集:重置区15座长屋近一万名原住民所面临的经济问题和建议解决方式。
(已经在星期一,4月26日播出)
第二集:重置区耕地不足和土地贫瘠所引发的贫穷问题和社会代价。
(已经在星期二,4月27日播出)
第三集:政府为重置区农民所提供的农业援助,措施和农民的反应。
(原定于4月28日播出,已被临时抽起。)
第四集:交通不便和经济拮据造成重置区学童的辍学问题。
(原定4月29日播出,已被停播)
第五集:政府和水坝发展上曾经承诺给原住民的土地,长屋和搬迁赔偿,和它们的下落。
(原定4月30日播出,已被停播)
第六集:巴贡水坝的必要性和电供需求量研究。
(原定5月3日播出)
第七集:原巴贡水坝上游地区原住民祖坟的命运,和上游族群的墓葬文化。
(原定5月4日播出,已被停播)
第八集:巴贡水坝工程对下游生态和近一万名下游长屋居民的影响。
(原定5月5日播出)
第九集:水坝下游布拉甲地区的原住民习俗地土地权问题。以Long Bangan为例。.
(原定5月6日播出).
第十集:Sungai Asap居民向州政府和水坝发展商所提出的“巴贡合约”的12点要求。
(原定5月7日播出,胎死腹中)

Another News Interference

TV2 Documentary Series On Bakun Dam Were Forced To Off The Air

28.4.2010

Chou Z Lam( TV2 producer)
(huskytwist05@gmail.com)

A TV2 documentary series which is to be on aired from 26 April to 7 May, at 12.20pm to 12.30pm under a mandarin program called Galeri Mandarin Nasional, were forced to off the air today(28.4.2010) under the direct instruction of RTM’s Ketua Pengarah Penyiaran Datuk Ibrahim Yahya.

2 episode of this documentary were on aired on Monday(26.4) and Tuesday(27.4) but forced to off the day today at 12.20pm.The documentary series is reporting on social impact faced by more than 10,000 natives of Belaga area, who were forced to be relocated to Sungai Asap and Sungai Koyan area in 1998, to give way to the construction of famous Bakun Dam.(unforfunately not a prestigious one)

Chou Z Lam, producer of the documentary believe this off the air action, is another news interference incident by BN government during and after the Hulu Selangor by election.When he approached his supervisors and several officers of RTM to obtain explanation of the off the air decision,Ketua Pengarah Bilik Berita,Jumat Engson, who said he can fully responsible on that decision, told Chou that this was due to some “sensitive elements” in the documentary which could seems harmfull to the on coming Sibu by election as well as the Sarawak state election. He also said the documentary could be postponed to other time when situation allowed.(after the state election)

Chou felt regret to the decision made by RTM management and he personally made an appeal to the Deputy Minister of News, communication,culture and arts YB Ng Sai Kee to interfere and resolve the matter. Unfortunately, the deputy minister failed to assist and only telling Chou that “we would not interfere into your(RTM) internal matter.”She only communicated with Chou via her private secretary, Mr Lee.

Chou felt deeply sorry for the peoples of Sungai Asap whom he had interviewed, for their problems and voices is being prevented to be heard by majority of the peoples both in east Malaysia and west Malaysia.He think RTM’s measure to suppress the audience as well as the natives of Sarawak is totally against what has been championed by our PM through his 1 Malaysia slogan, which claimt “people first”( rakyat didahulukan) If Sibu by election and Sarawak state election are the reasons for this off the air action, then, what RTM implementing is actually “ politik diutamakan”.

He would like the RTM ketua pengarah to reconsider the off the air decision, so that RTM’s creditability can be restored and benefit of the natives as well as the audience can be assured.

Attachment

1.Carta organisasi RTM.

http://www.rtm.gov.my/new/bm/contact.php

2.Introduction to Documentary On Sungai Asap Resettlement

A documentary series on Social Impact of famous bakun dam on 10,000 indigenous peoples who have been resettled to Sungai Asap and Sungai Koyan area during 1998, will be on aired next Monday( 26.4.2010) till 7.5.2010, at TV2, 1220pm to 1230pm.

This series covers:
1. Economic crisis faced my native from 15 longhouses in resettlement areas
(on aired on Monday. 26.4.2010)
2. Shortage of farm land and land not suitable for farming which were given by state government of Sarawak to the natives as compensation.
(on aired on Tuesday. 27.4.2010)
3. Problems of agriculture and shortage of agri facilities, subsidies etc, whereby almost 90% of the relocated natives were farmers.
(supposed to be on air by Wednesday. 28.4.2010, but called off)
4. Serious drop out rate of native children in Sungai Asap area due to transport problem and extreme poverty.
(Thusday.29.4/2010)
5. Unresolved compensation promised by government and dam developer to pay affected natives on old long houses, NCR land at old place, fruit trees and harvest at old land.
(Friday. 30.4.2010)
6. Economic and energy analysis of Bakun dam, why public fund like EPF has been used, do we need the dam
(Monday. 3.5.2010)
7. Destiny of ancestral graves in Bakun area which were moved( for those able to be located and identified) and which were left submerged under 205m water in the reservoir area.
(Tuesday. 4.5.2010)
8. Impact of Bakun dam on livelihoods of downstream longhouses
(Wed. 5.5.10)
9. Issues of NCR land encroachment within and outside Asap resettlement area, with case study at Long Bangan.
(Thur.6.5.10).
10. Initiatives of Asap residents to request gov and dam developer to meet their needs through 12 point of “Perjanjian Bakun”.