Malaysians fight for media freedom

Journalists turn to alternative forms of media to get around regulations.

    The Malaysian government says media freedom is guaranteed by the constitution but yet many laws control the flow of information in the country's newspapers and on radio and television.

    Malaysia's freedom of press has been ranked a low 131 out of 175 countries by Reporters Without Borders, an international NGO.

    But to get around regulations, journalists have been turning to alternative forms of media. 

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from the capital, Kuala Lumpur. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.