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”.
Friday 12 June
11am – 12.30pm: Panel: Press Freedom in Southeast Asia
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
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)
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)
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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”.