Malaysia falls 18 places in world press freedom ranking

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An annual report by Reporters Without Borders stated that almost three-quarters of the 180 countries surveyed were at least partially blocked. Malaysia was ranked the worst deterioration with the recent implementation of the anti-fake news law.

BFM speaks with Ding Jo-Ann, adviser for the Centre for Independent Journalism, to explore how this drop came to be and how we can recover from it.

Producers: Tasha Fusil and Alia Zefri
Presenters: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
29 Apr 2021 3.37pm

What a fall of only 18 places?
The PN must be thinking what else to do to strangle media freedom in Malaysia?