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Malaysia: Conviction of Malaysiakini a blow to press freedom

February 23, 2021

The conviction of online news outlet Malaysiakini on contempt of court charges threatens press freedom, despite the simultaneous acquittal of editor-in-chief Steven Gan, said ARTICLE 19. The excessive fine imposed on Malaysiakini will have a chilling effect on independent journalism and online freedom of expression in Malaysia. Read more fromĀ Article 19.

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Freedom of Expression