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Malaysiakini: Supporting Independent News in Malaysia

Malaysiakini: Supporting Independent News in Malaysia

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.

With thanks to:

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

K. Shanmuga Kanesalingam
Lawyer
Kanesalingam & Co 

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