Aliran hails the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss the Home Ministry and government’s appeal against a High Court judgment granting Malaysiakini the right to publish a print edition.
Many media systems in this world – certainly those in oppressive regimes that thrive on disunity – have no real conception of what genuine public service is, writes Zaharom Nain.
Repressive legal controls on the media are firmly in place in Malaysia – and they are not about to be loosened at any point soon, says Zaharom Nain.
The excessive reaction resorted to by Utusan Malaysia and other Malay-based groups over the fair criticism made by AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman Rani is disturbing and worrying.
The normally compliant mainstream media dropped all pretence of trying to be socially responsible newspapers in the run-up to the general election, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
Aliran views with grave concern and consternation the bold banner headline that recently ‘graced’ the rabid Utusan Malaysia in an outrageous manner, screaming, ‘What else do the Chinese want?’
Mustafa K Anuar takes to task the mainstream media for its appallingly lopsided coverage of the general election campaign.
Actual data shows online media has most balanced coverage, contrary to pro-Opposition allegations, reports A Asohan.
A civil society coalition is demanding fair access to the mainstream media for all political parties and a Najib-Anwar debate so that voters can make an informed choice. Christopher Chong reports.
Brunei and Timor Leste have a much better global press freedom ranking than Malaysia. That says a lot about the Malaysian media.