Malaysia's Freedom of Speech, Online and Off

Friday, December 09, 2011


There’s an amazing array of media in Malaysia, in sundry languages and formats, but one thing unites nearly all of them – they’re strictly censored by the Malaysian government.  But through a quirk of history there’s one notable exception where real reporting can be read and it’s a big one; the internet.  OTM producer Jamie York talks to journalism professor Zaharom Nain, free media advocate Masjaliza Hamzah and malaysiakini co-founder Steven Gan about the effects of speech, free and censored, in Malaysia.

Jamie's story was reported from Malaysia on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project.

Muzik Tarian Malaysia - Gambus Mahligai

Comments [1]


Just shared this story with a friend in Malaysia, and after posting the link I was embarrassed to realize that his country's name is misspelled in the headline. Any chance that some web ninja at OTM could fix the typo?

May. 01 2012 10:39 AM

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