Monday, May 03, 2010

Freedom of Speech: Malaysia - fighting for freedom of press

The Malaysian government says media freedom is guaranteed by the constitution and yet many laws control the flow of information on the country's newspapers, radio and television.

Malaysia's freedom of press has been ranked a low 131 out of 175 countries by Reporters Without Borders, an international NGO.

But to get around regulations, journalists have been turning to alternative forms of media.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

See also Sydney Irresistible and Mike Hitchen Unleashed
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