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genta

Genta,有大钟之意,蕴含欲向广大群众吹起号角,传达紧迫讯息的意思。从原始传统的传播形式,转变到精致先进的传播技术,尽管讯息传达的形式日新月异,公众利益仍是讯息本身的主导原则。 众意媒体成立于2010年,冀望能成为开创与引领马来西亚知识版图的公共事务出版社。我们相信知识并非少数精英的专属特权,公众应拥有资讯自由的权利。唯有充分掌握资讯,人们才有可能受启蒙为进步的公民。公民社会的建立,需要具备决心和勇气的老百姓作为后盾。他们不但理解自己所掌握的权利,并且十分在乎如何实践这些权利。 有鉴于此,我们出版与社会经济、政治议题及思想相关的书籍,并尝试通过不同形式的活动来面向公众。从参与书展、举办多场众意专题演讲,以及企划《街报》,都是希望能贴近自我赋权与自我醒觉,并提供另一种介入社会的选择和思考面向。

“Genta”, the Malay word for a bell, connotes the ‘clarion call’ of an urgent message to be communicated to the public at large. Moving from primitive communication methods to today’s sophisticated communication technology, the guiding principles of public interest remain at the heart of the message in every form. Since it’s establishment in 2010, Genta Media aims to be a public interest publisher in Malaysia’s intellectual heartland. We believe that knowledge is not a privilege reserved for a selected few, and that every citizen holds the rights to freedom of information, because only informed people make enlightened citizens. Civil society is built on the backs of brave ordinary Joes who understand their rights and care enough to exercise them. We aim to inform and educate the public towards self-empowerment and self-awareness. Therefore, we publish books on a wide range of socio-economic, political issues and important ideas that affect our daily lives. We also show ourselves in book fairs, invite scholars and activists to share their views and thoughts in Genta talks, and publish Street Voice, a monthly pullout that mainly focuses on social and cultural criticism. With these attempts we hope to reach our readers more directly, and to create dialogues with them by offering different approaches to view the way society works.

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refsa

 REFSA 是一个进步的非营利研究机构,旨在通过研究与分析马来西亚社会、经济与政治等课题,来推动开放与有效的政策及解决方案。为此,义腾出版焦点刊物、资讯图像和发表时事评论,其研究结果也会通过举办研讨会、讲座或广播节目来发布。义腾曾研究的议题包括国家的警力调配、补助政策、联邦政府财政预算案、州政府的采购政策、经济转型计划(ETP)等。

REFSA is a progressive, not-for-profit research institute providing relevant and reliable analysis on social, economic and political issues affecting Malaysians with the aim of promoting open and constructive discussions that result in effective policies and good governance to address those issues. Towards this end, REFSA publishes Focus Papers, infographics and commentaries and conducts workshops, presentations and radio shows to disseminate its findings. Topics REFSA has covered include the deployment of our national police force, subsidy policies, the federal government budget, state government procurement policies and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

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