Public Forum – Section 114A Evidence Act: Crime-busting or Online Control?

I will be speaking at the above event today.

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is organising a public forum on the newly introduced Section 114(a) of the Evidence Act 1950 which has a huge impact on the average Internet user.

Our panel of experts will discuss the amendment and its implication on online expression and Internet rights, looking at it from the point of view of not just the average user but also the IT industry, especially upcoming technopreneurs.

Here are the details:

Section 114A Evidence Act: Crime-busting or Online Control?

Date: June 12, 2012 (Tuesday)

Time: 8pm – 10:30pm

Venue: KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Auditorium, 1st Floor

The forum will look at the newly introduced amendment and its repercussions on Internet users, especially on the people’s rights to freedom of expression online.

Panel:

  • Foong Cheng Leong is the KL Bar IT committee co-chairman and member of the Bar Council Intellectual Property Committee. He regularly comments and writes on issues pertaining to social media and internet laws and the latest being “Grave Repercussions for Internet Users” published on LoyarBurok.com.
  • Jac sm Kee is a feminist activist working on the area of internet rights, feminism and sexuality. She’s the women’s rights policy coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications, and one of the directors of CIJ.
  • Jeff Sandhu is producer for Tech Talk on BFM radio. Tech Talk is a technology segment dedicated to business owners, IT managers and the average user. This 30-minute segment from Mondays to Fridays has been on Malaysian airwaves for 3 years. Jeff comes from a multimedia design background, majoring in video and animation, and has worked in advertising and post-production.
  • A. Asohan spent 20-plus years with The Star, Malaysia’s No 1 English daily, mainly with the paper’s technology pullout In.Tech and with its digital or online media operations. In 2010, he left to take over as the Senior Public Relations Manager at Microsoft Malaysia, but returned to journalism recently to formDigital News Asia, a technology news portal, with two others.

 

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