[Malaysia] CIJ, MCCHR launch site for media council national consultation

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.

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