#MYMediaMatters campaign

Liew Teck Lai is a journalist with the Sin Chew Daily. As part of the #MYMediaMatters campaign, supported by the European Union, he says that supporting enduring media freedom needs NGOs and journalists to stand together and work toward legal reform.

Credit: Liew Teck Lai

1. What does it mean to be a journalist or media worker in Malaysia?

Being a journalist means reporting the truth from the perspective of the people and pluralism, without fear of power.

2. Do you see Media Freedom in Malaysia moving forward?

Yes. The change of government can improve the environment for journalists and combating self-censorship.

3. What can we do to be better?

Media have to offer a fuller and more balanced range of viewpoints.

4. What can we do to ensure media freedom?

Stand together with NGOs to abolish 1948 Sedition Act, the 1972 Official Secrets Act and the 1998 Communications and Multimedia Act.

The #MYMediaMatters campaign is part of a multi-year project, Strengthening Malaysia’s Media for Change, supported by the European Union. For details please see the IFJ project page.

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