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Digerati50: Fighting for free and fair journalism
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
Official Statement: Sedition Act being used against journalists
Arrest of journalist for performing her duties unwarranted Contrary to Malaysia's acceptance of principles of freedom of the press
Our rights, online and offline
When we discuss 'Internet rights and freedoms,' we're not talking about any 'special rights' but merely those already accorded us by the Federal Constitution, writes A. Asohan.
Internet censorship: What you allow is what will continue
There is no doubt that somebody blocked access to the BBC blog on the kangkung meme; if we allow them to get away with this, we’re allowing it to happen again … and again, writes security expert sniffit.
Vigilante social media group can only work if no double standards
The ‘Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Troopers’ (Semut) group said it will monitor social media for sensitive remarks or comments 'that can be harmful to society,' but it must prove it does not practise the double standards that Malaysian authorities do, writes A. Asohan.
Philippines Supreme Court suspends controversial cybercrime law
The Philippines Supreme Court, in an en banc session on Oct 9, voted unanimously to issue a temporary restraining order against the newly-enacted controversial Cybercrime Law.
Malaysia slips in global Internet freedom ranking
Malaysia's Internet freedom has worsened in a study of 47 countries in the latest Freedom on the Net 2012: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media report.
Philippines cybercrime law is unconstitutional, says senator
The only senator who voted against the Cybercrime Law during its deliberations in the Philippine Senate, Teofisto Guingona III, said he opposed the controversial law based on constitutional grounds as the measure imposes “prior restraint” on the freedom of expression and speech.
The ‘good things’ about Section 114A
There are some good things that have come out of the Government’s bulldozing method of enacting new legislation, such as the recent amendment to the Evidence Act 1950: It has engendered serious and indepth discussions about freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
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