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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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Explaining the Issues: Sedition

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13 Nov 2013

While it's rare to be prosecuted for it in western democracies, Peter Noorlander, MLDI's CEO, explains how authoritarian governments frequently use old colonial sedition laws to silence criticism.

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The murdered editor

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10 Jun 2010

In 2004 the former editor of the newspaper Point, Deyda Hydara, was murdered. Five years later, in June 2009, the Gambia Press Union issued a statement complaining of the lack of any serious investigation, and criticised the dismissive manner in which the country's president had spoken about Mr Hydara.

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