Friday, July 27, 2007

Film Documentary Visit Palestine

r27th July 2007


Documentary Premiere: Visit Palestine

The Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) and the Global Peace Mission (GPM) will be jointly organizing a Documentary Premiere screening entitled 'Visit Palestine' on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at 9.00 am.

The screening will take place at the Auditorium, Islamic Arts Museum, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. The Palestinian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, His Excellency Abdel Aziz Aboughosh, has agreed to be present at the occasion and will give a short address on the current situation in Palestine.

This documentary, published by Katie Barlow, is about Caiomhe Butterly, one of the growing numbers of volunteers who risk their own safety to intervene in the long-running and bloody conflict between Israel and Palestine. Several internationals, including her, have now been injured. Some have died.

In this film, she describes witnessing the aftermath of the attack on Jenin in April 2002. The film follows her work, the main emphasis being "the accompaniment of communities at risk". Despite being threatened, shot in the leg and deported later that year, she is determined to go back.

In the interim, she brings her story back to her native Ireland at public meetings, receives a Time Magazine "European Hero Award", and travels to post-war Iraq to visit the Palestinian refugee camps. She arrives back in Jenin, shortly before a young woman from that community, Hanadi Jaradat, blows herself up in a suicide bombing in Haifa.

Activists such as Butterly are usually stereotyped as lunatics, meddlers or saints. This film offers an insight into a brave, honest, determined yet self-critical woman who takes direct action to the limit, with no quest for glory. She also serves as a conduit into the everyday lives of Palestinians, who are also usually presented to the viewer in a one-dimensional way, as fighters or victims, heroes or fanatics. The film gives us a rare chance to see what she calls "the spaces of beauty and joy" created by a people under occupation.

The event is open to the public and the media. We invite you to RSVP and join us for the documentary screening on Sunday, July 29, 2007, 9am – 12 noon at the Auditorium, Islamic Arts Museum, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free. Please call MSRI at 4252-8699 or ABIM at 4256-9822.

Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI)
Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)
Global Peace Mission (GPM)


Read A Voice's Catatan Ku: Caiomhe Butterly, Anugerah Hero Eropah Majallah Time

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Raja Petra Kamaruddin: News, Petition & Event

Latest on Police Report & Investigation on RPK, read Malaysia Today and latest on RPK at Google Blog Search.

Express your solidarity, sign Citizens In Solidarity with Raja Petra and Freedom of Speech! petition at Petition Online and Investigate Malaysia Today Allegations On Muhammad Muhammad Taib petition at Petition Online.

Sepetang Bersama Raja Petra


Jawatankuasa Ad-Hoc Warga Prihatin Malaysia (PRIMA) menganjurkan ‘Sepetang Bersama Raja Petra’, 5 Ogos 2007 ini di Serambi Nelayan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur jam 4.00 petang.

Penulis-penulis blogger dijemput hadir bagi memberi sokongan moral kepada Raja Petra Kamaruddin yang berhadapan dengan ancaman pihak yang berkuasa, lagi berkuasa dan mahu terus berkuasa.

Jurucakap PRIMA, Dato’ Kamal Amir Kamal Hijaz berkata, sokongan moral kepada Raja Petra bukan bermakna mencabar kepimpinan negara, tetapi mempertahankan ‘kebebasan intelektual’ bagi menentang ‘perhambaan minda manusia kepada manusia’ bagi menjana masyarakat yang tak menerima ‘robot bernyawa’.

Dipetik dari blog Jawatankuasa Ad Hoc Prima sini.

Sepetang bersama Raja Petra telah dibatalkan atas sebab-sebab keselamatan. Sila baca di Malaysia Today di sini. - August 1st, 2007

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Blogger Buff 2007

  • Bloggers Buff 2007 was mooted to be a stepping stone to get Malaysian bloggers from various genres together in a day to open up their minds towards different aspects of blogging and to comment on issues that affect bloggers in the country.

    It will be a workshop cum forum event, where we plan to call established speakers to grace the event and share with us their experiences. The speaker list would be released soon once we've managed to confirm with them.
    Our objectives include:

    To create a good network of Malaysian bloggers of different genres.
    To alienate fears and negative perception of blogs in mainstream print media.
    To promote blogging as a hobby and as a potential income generator.
    To promote blogging as a medium to exchange information.

    Till then, here are the details regarding the workshop :

    When : Sunday, 8th of July 2007( 8.30am – 5.30pm)

    Where :Dewan Dato’ Haji Sidek, Jalan Kg Attap, K.Lumpur

    Who : This workshop is opened for about 50-60 Malaysian bloggers of all genres and race. Registration for this event would be starting soon.

    How much : We're making this as low cost as possible by absorbing most of the costs. Tentatively we've decided on a RM5 fee per person that can be paid on the day of the event. Lunch and tea breaks are served.

    Updates : Some of our confirmed speakers including :
    Dato Ahmad Talib, ex-NSTP Editor
    Timothy of
    Mr P Kamalanathan of Cordinator of Putera MIC Representative
    ...and a few more surprise speakers... coming soon! Check this space out!

More updated info: Look out in their blog here

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