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MLDI publishes 2014 Annual Review

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24 Oct 2014

This year, with the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt on false news charges, press freedom issues made headlines around the world. News coverage of this scale is rare, but the sentences are not: oppressive governments around the world are increasingly using false news, criminal libel and national security laws to criminalise free speech.

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Call for Malaysian authorities to drop charges against cartoonist Zunar

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1 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative joins Article 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship and PEN International in calling on the Malaysian prime minister to drop all charges of sedition against the cartoonist, Zunar. If convicted, Zunar could face up to 43 years imprisonment.

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"I Will Keep Drawing Until the Last Drop of My Ink"

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5 Oct 2016

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar is challenging the sedition laws that could land him in jail for decades.

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Malaysian Federal Court confirms lifting cartoon ban

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12 Nov 2015

Malaysia's Federal Court yesterday confirmed an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal to lift the ban on two cartoon compilations by the cartoonist Zunar and ordering the Home Ministry to return all copies that had been seized.

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The dangers of internal security

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4 Jun 2009

There are few independent media organisations in Malaysia, so Malaysia Today, an outspoken online reporting outfit with a significant readership, often attracts official criticism.

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