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03-05-2012, 10:52 PM #1
US report: Press in M’sia ‘not free’
US report: Press in M’sia ‘not free’
Posted on Thursday, May 03 @ 04:20:41 PDT
Dilulus untuk paparan oleh PenjagaKubur
Oleh Patrick Lee
Free Malaysia Today
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been found to be one of the worst countries in Asia when it comes to press freedom.
According to the US-based human rights think-tank Freedom House’s “Freedom of the Press 2012” report, Malaysia’s was ranked 31st out of 40 countries in the Asia-Pacific region where media freedom was concerned.
With a score of 63, this put it just above countries like Singapore (32nd), Brunei (35th) and Vietnam (36th), marking it with the “Not Free” status.
Countries with higher scores are less free, and considered authoritarian, while countries with lower scores are seen as more free.
Malaysia was even ranked lower than its troubled neighbours in Asean, such as Indonesia (22nd), the Philippines (21st) and Thailand (28th).
From a worldwide perspective, Malaysia was ranked at 144th out of a list of 196 countries, sharing its position with Cambodia, Jordan, Madagascar and Pakistan.
Freedom House’s ratings come as no surprise, with the government seemingly clamping down on Malaysian media despite promises of liberalisation and reform.
Even though Parliament passed amendments to the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) 1984, media agencies in the country are still at the mercy of the Home Minister, even if they can challenge the government if their printing licences are revoked.
It is expected that the recent assault of journalists during the Bersih 3.0 demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday may devalue Malaysia’s worldwide standing further.
According to the survey, the ratings were divided into three categories:
a) Legal: Which looks into government-imposed media regulations and restrictions on media workers, and how free journalist groups are allowed to operate.
b) Political: Political control over the content of news media, such as editorial independence, harrassment, assaults and other threats.
c) Economics: Matters such as transparency and strucutre of media onwership, withholding of advertising and other factors.
The survey added that the ratings not only looked at how individual governments treated news groups, but also how media agencies reacted in “testing boundaries” and “restrictive environments”.
The impact of non-state (or non-government) groups were also a factor in deciding press freedom rankings.
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03-05-2012, 11:05 PM #2Status
Jgn dengar ckp US.. US ni sejak 1998 lg dah cuba nak jatuhkan Malaysia..Bukti dia byk.. Pilihla sumber negara lain, please...." It takes an idiot to do cool things. That's why it's cool."
04-05-2012, 12:49 AM #3Status
US ni aku kureng percaya sikit suka melaga-laga kan org je
04-05-2012, 02:39 AM #4Status
US ni sibuk sgt ckp freedom.sbb tu byk gay kat sana
04-05-2012, 02:42 AM #5Status
kat US, buat movie kutuk2 presiden pun x da hal la... trlalu free sgt
04-05-2012, 10:53 AM #6Status
US ni susah nk pecaya laaa...
04-05-2012, 12:02 PM #7Status
bia je diorang nie..jgn layan sgt
04-05-2012, 01:43 PM #8Status
us jgn percaya sgt la..
04-05-2012, 09:17 PM #9Status
mmg btol pun
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