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Tag: Press Freedom

Sensationalising racial or religious issues can lead to hatred, warns Mujahid

He calls for rational understanding of press freedom.

Malaysian press still not free enough, says academic

Jeniri Amir of Unimas alleges that politicians continue to pull the strings.

More media freedom but same old ‘irresponsible’ coverage, says group

Article 19 says 'biased and hateful' reporting on minority groups continues while the Centre for Independent Journalism says media-related legislation needs to be removed.

Cautious steps to overhaul the media

RTM should not become synonymous with PH. Civil society should push for equal coverage in mainstream government-owned media.

Gobind welcomes all candidates to use govt TV ahead of Sandakan...

The communications minister says all political parties including from the opposition should be able to share their plans and vision for Sandakan.

China working overtime to suppress criticism

Beijing's methods to exert influence goes beyond its borders.

Man charged with insulting Hinduism changes plea to not guilty

Judge reprimands the accused for changing his plea at the last minute after an adjournment to wait for his lawyer.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail

The Rappler site and Maria Ressa are being hit with tax evasion charges and a libel case after clashing repeatedly with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly crackdown on narcotics that has killed thousands.

With journalist’s ouster, China draws new red line for Hong Kong

Officials such as China’s local legal chief Wang Zhenmin argued that publicly advocating pro-independence views would be a violation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

Gobind: Control, not just ownership, a factor in media slant

Minister of communications and multimedia agrees with new arguments over media ownership but says government just wants free media.

Demonstrators call on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

Black-clad protesters marched with banners, flags and balloons with the faces of the two jailed Reuters journalists - Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - printed on them.

Public discussion not prejudicial to Najib, says Syahredzan

The political secretary to Lim Kit Siang says this is because the country does not practise the jury system.

Motion to repeal Anti-Fake News Act tabled at Dewan Rakyat

The motion, which was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong for first reading, will be debated at this sitting.

PH to allow more space for press freedom, says Saifuddin

The minister says the government has become more willing to embrace freedom of press since GE14.

Vindicated, Clare says 1MDB episode shows importance of press freedom

The London-based journalist who runs Sarawak Report reacts to Najib Razak's arrest.

Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

Without naming any countries, he decried attacks on press freedom by "so-called democratic" governments, saying bad decisions were sometimes made with "white gloves".

Anwar says sorry, will loosen security protocols

After complaint of heavy-handed treatment by bodyguards, PKR de facto leader apologises and says he recognises efforts of the mass media.

Police record Kadir Jasin’s statement in sedition probe

The former editor is under investigation following 30 complaints in response to an article about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

PAS: Take early action on criticisms against royalty

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man agrees with the need for press freedom, but says it cannot be absolute.

Ceremony honors journalists killed in 2017 in pursuit of news

A ceremony at Washington DC's Newseum honoured 18 journalists killed on the job.

Cambodia to monitor online news ahead of July election

The move is part of a crackdown on perceived government critics.

Reporters quit Slovak public broadcaster to protest political pressure

Twelve RTVS reporters quit on Thursday in protest against increased political pressure.

Zunar ticks off too-eager-to-please ‘free’ media

Political cartoonist urges Malaysia's media to grill leaders of the new government, and encourage debates and critical thinking.

RTM reform must be more than skin-deep, says expert

Malaysia can learn from Indonesia, which created a press law and empowered state-linked media to serve the public, says assistant professor.

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