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Malaysia - Media freedom in Malaysia is far from assured, open letter tells prime minister

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders has written an open letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak urging him to guarantee press freedom in Malaysia, where the media are exposed to censorship and violence and where their independence is severely curtailed by the ruling coalition's political meddling. The letter calls in particular for the immediate reversal of the interior minister's refusal to issue a print publication licence to the Malaysiakini news website, a decision that led the website's lawyers to (...)

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