The Centre for Independent Journalism in Malaysia (CIJ) and the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) launched today, 22 February 2019 a website (http://msiamediacouncil.website/) to “begin discussions again on establishing a National Media Council of Malaysia.”
This is in time for the upcoming National Consultation on 4 to 5 March 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“For too long, the Malaysian media landscape has been dominated by heavy-handed government regulation through the Publication and Printing Presses Act 1984. Civil society and media organizations have since lobbied the government to move towards a model of industry self-regulation, rather than allow the law to be abused for political gain.”
CIJ and MCCHR are also set to launch during the national consultation a study on self-regulation and the Malaysian media.