Malaysiakini is the only independent online daily newspaper in Malaysia. With the support of Media Defence, 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.
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Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder
K. Shanmuga Kanesalingam
Kanesalingam & Co
Recent Case Studies
In many respects, Elena Popa is a typical Romanian domestic carer working in Austria.
The European Court of Human Rights has delivered its judgment today in the case of award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova. The Court held that Azerbaijan had arbitrarily detained Khadija, in order to prevent her working as a journalist, and had violated her right to the presumption of innocence, when it arrested her on trumped up charges in December 2014 and held her in pre-trial detention until May 2016.
“It is clear that the ill-treatment and physical and psychological violence suffered by Ms Bedoya were part of a systemic and well organised plan, which was also inflicted against other journalists who received death threats for their investigations into corruption at La Modelo prison.”