Mariam Nazar and Ramieza Wahid were assaulted as they covered a talk by former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Centre for Independent Journalism expressed alarm over the continued use of the Sedition Act by the Malaysian government to arrest critics of the state.
Print and radio journalists from Sabah are pushing for media reforms in Malaysia, as well as passage of a Freedom of Information Act.
The International Federation of Journalists has launched a situation report analyzing the changes needed to ensure freedom of expression in Malaysia
Opposition senators insisted that the anti-Fake News law should be reformed rather than repealed.
ARTICLE 19 says further action is needed by Malaysia’s new government to protect the rights of Malaysians, and calls for a far-reaching and comprehensive program of legislative reform.
The fall of a 61-year old regime at the ballot box offers a chance of real reforms for media and free expression in Malaysia.
Even misinformation created outside the country is punishable by the vaguely worded law if Malaysia – or its citizens – are influenced.
Civil society groups express concern about the proposed fake news bill in parliament.
The Malaysian government needs to take immediate steps to repeal legislation that is crippling the media.
Zunar’s latest collection of cartoons Sapuman: Man of Steal has been banned by the Malaysian government.
Zunar, renowned Malaysian cartoonist accused of sedition and now living under a travel ban, has announced he is suing his persecutors…and demanding the return of his books and t-shirts.
Malaysian lawyer and human rights defender Siti Kasim has received death threats on social media.
ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the criminal charges brought against lawyer and human rights defender Siti Kasim for “obstructing a public servant in discharge of his public functions” in connection with a transgender event on 3 April 2016.