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Malaysia ‘fake news’ law a threat to press freedom

Malaysia’s new “fake news” regulation poses a grave threat to press freedom and freedom of expression, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The country’s government implemented the law under emergency powers imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, it circumvented the Malaysian parliament, which was suspended earlier this year as part of […]

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IPI condemns court decision against Malaysiakini

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed outrage over the decision of Malaysia’s Federal Court finding the news website Malaysiakini guilty of contempt of court for comments posted by readers on its website. In its decision, which has shocked the media community […]

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Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office raided by police

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom today (August 4) condemned the raid on Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur offices by Malaysian police. According to Al Jazeera, two computers were seized in the raid, which came after local authorities announced an investigation into Al Jazeera for […]

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Malaysia imposes licence requirement for filming

Malaysia’s newly announced restrictions on filming and videography violate press freedom and should be withdrawn, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said today. The country’s communications and multimedia minister, Saifuddin Abdullah, announced in parliament yesterday that producers from the mainstream media as well as those posting […]

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