Malaysiakini: supporting independent news in Malaysia

node leader
Date: 
23 Jul 2019

"We were able to mount a successful challenge in the end that also created a bit of legal history in Malaysia because it established a right to a free press as a constitutional right."

Malaysiakini is the only independent online daily newspaper in Malaysia. With the support of Media Legal Defence Initiative, Malaysiakini established the right to a free press in Malaysia. Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Steven Gan and lawyer Shanmuga Kanesalingam talk about the court case and its importance for freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

 

With thanks to:

Steven Gan
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder
Malaysiakini

K. Shanmuga Kanesalingam
Lawyer
Kanesalingam & Co