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Poskod Journalism Campus returns to the Cooler Lumpur Festival for the third year running! From 12 – 14 June, we will bring together leading journalists and editors to discuss the future of media in Malaysia and around the world. Open to students, professionals and members of the public, PJC provides a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas, learning new skills and networking within the media. Mark your calendars now!

Please register your attendance here so that we can keep you updated. All events are free to attend with the exception of our workshop “Writing the Arts”.

PJC2015 PROGRAMME

Friday 12 June

11am – 12.30pm: Panel: Press Freedom in Southeast Asia

2pm – 3pm: Panel: Too Fast, Too Furious? The Pace of Journalism Today

3.15pm – 4.15pm: Panel: Other People’s Stories

4.15pm – 5.30pm: Media Mingle: Tea, Coffee and Networking

4.00pm – 6.30pm: Workshop: Writing the Arts

Saturday 13 June

12pm – 1pm: Troll-Slayer: In Conversation with Lindy West

8pm – 10pm: Film Screening: Citizenfour

Sunday 14 June

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Panel: The Future of Photo Journalism



Panel Discussion: Press Freedom in Southeast Asia

Friday 12 June, 11am – 12.30pm, Black Box, Publika

ASEAN promotes the movement of trade and commerce – but how is free is the state of journalism across the region? Which countries have made strides in press freedom, and what can we learn from our neighbours?

Jahabar Sadiq (CEO, The Malaysian Insider)

Jac SM Kee (Centre for Independent Journalism)

Prangtip Daorueng (Investigative journalist)

Moderated by Sharaad Kuttan (BFM89.9)

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Panel Discussion: Too Fast, Too Furious? The Pace of Journalism Today

Friday 12 June, 2pm – 3pm, Black Box, Publika

With 24 hour news channels and breaking news developing on Twitter, today’s journalists must react faster than ever. But what is the price of this speed? Are essential skills and ethics being lost in the race? This panel considers whether journalism can – or should – slow down.

Panelists: Chak Onn Lau (Editor, CiliSos)

Leslie Lau (Executive Editor, The Malay Mail Online)

Lindy West (Columnist, Guardian US)

Moderated by Ling Low (Editor, Poskod.MY)

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Panel Discussion: Other People’s Stories

Friday 12 June, 3.15pm – 4.15pm, Black Box, Publika

Human interest stories are a touchstone of journalism. This panel discussion gets into the nitty gritty of how to work with people and communities to tell their stories, whether for a newspaper or a documentary film.

Nadira Ilana (Filmmaker)

Beatrice Leong (Filmmaker)

Niki Cheong (Journalist and Lecturer)

Moderated by Ahmad Fuad Rahmat (Editor, ProjekDialog).

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Workshop: Writing the Arts with Kate Bassett

Friday 12 June, 4.00pm – 6.30pm, CLassroom (next to Baskin Robbins), Publika (RM35).

Calling all culture vultures. This workshop with esteemed theatre and arts critic Kate Bassett (The Independent, The Times) is aimed at journalists who aspire to write about the arts. What makes a critic’s review stand out from anyone else’s opinion? Find out in this workshop.

Note: Workshop spaces are limited. Buy your tickets here.

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Media Mingle: Tea, Coffee & Networking

Friday 12 June, 4.15pm – 5.30pm, White Box, Publika

An informal opportunity to network over tea and coffee, open to students, media professionals and members of the public attending our talks. With free refreshments courtesy of our sponsors The BIG Group.

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Troll-Slayer: In Conversation with Lindy West

Saturday 13 June, 12pm – 1pm, Hope City, Publika

Public shaming. Sexual harassment. Death threats. Lindy West has experienced all this and more as a journalist writing on gender, body image and pop culture. In this discussion, she talks about how she confronted her trolls – and what trolling means for the future of social media.

Moderated by Niki Cheong

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Film Screening: Citizenfour

Saturday 13 June, 8pm – 10.30pm, Black Box, Publika

The Malaysian premiere of the Oscar winning documentary by Laura Poitras. Citizenfour chronicles the extraordinary events that led Edward Snowden to leak information from the National Security Agency with the help of The Guardian, a leak that would kickstart a global debate on government information surveillance.

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Panel Discussion The Future of Photo Journalism

Sunday 13 June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Black Box, Publika

Are photo journalists a dying breed? In an era of Instagram images, what sets a photo journalist apart – and is it a viable career? Find out in this panel with professional photographers.

Eric Peris (Photo journalist and former Photo Editor of NST)

Mahen Bala (Freelance photo journalist and filmmaker)

Suzanne Lee (Freelance photo journalist)

Moderated by Azwan Mahzan (Editor, Coconuts KL).

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Please register here so that we can keep you updated. All events are free to attend with the exception of our workshop “Writing the Arts”.