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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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, [...]
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.
The closure on 26 September 2005 of http://www.ehoron.com and http://www.monhgal.com, 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.