Malaysia press freedom index status quo as much needed reforms not in place yet

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) calls for more political will from the government to improve the state of press freedom in the country and and the right of Malaysians to access to information. Malaysia's standing in the latest Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Index, at 131, compared to 132 last year, is still [...]

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RSF condemns "bad faith" in Raja Petra's habeas corpus hearing

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

The following is Reporters Without Borders (RSF) criticism of Raja Petra's detention under Internal Security Act (ISA)

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News Alert: Malaysia slips from 124 to 132 in annual Press Freedom Index

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

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RSF concerned about Malaysian government's plan to force bloggers to register

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has voiced concern about a 4 April 2007 statement by Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor, that in order to prevent the spread of "negative or malicious content," bloggers will soon have to register with the government. While claiming it does not intend to censor bloggers, [...]

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RSF releases its fourth annual World Press Freedom Index

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

The Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005, as released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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Maldives: Journalist Jennifer Latheef sentenced to 10 years in prison

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Maldivian journalist and human rights activist Jennifer Latheef has been sentenced to 10 years inprisonment for a supposed "terrorist act". Latheef is a researcher and photographer with the "Minivan Daily", a newspaper that currently has two other journalists in prison.

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China: Cyberdissident Zhang Lin ends hunger strike

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Zhang Lin started eating again on 28 September 2005, almost one month after beginning a hunger strike. The cyberdissident, sentenced to five years in prison in August for writing articles "contrary to the Constitution", has been left extremely weak from his ordeal.

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China: Two foreign reporters beaten for trying to probe village corruption cover-up

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2005

Two foreign journalists — Malaysian Leu Siew Ying of the Hong Kong-based "South China Morning Post" and French Abel Segretin of Radio France Internationale (RFI) — were attacked by militiamen and thugs in a village in southern China.

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Nepal: Imprisoned journalist Maheshwor Pahari dies after being denied medical treatment

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Imprisoned journalist Maheshwor Pahari died from tuberculosis on 4 October 2005 after the authorities repeatedly refused to treat him. He was aged just 30.

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Mongolia: Two websites closed because of separatist content

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2005

The closure on 26 September 2005 of and, two websites based in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, for allegedly hosting "separatist" content, is the result of the Chinese government's determination to gag cultural minorities.

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