As we conclude a regional conference discussing challenges to media and Internet freedom around Asia, we recognise and express solidarity with the ongoing movement in Malaysia for the repeal of the Sedition Act: The organisers of the Regional Conference on Media and Internet Freedom.
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.
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again gone on record to call for the Internet to be censored in Malaysia. He's already got his way, actually, and Malaysians are paying the heavy price, argues DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
If you can, then take the next step in regaining control of your own data, by moving it to a service controlled by you or by those you trust. By doing so, you'll be bringing the Net one step closer back to the decentralised, egalitarian network of users that it was when it began, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
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.
For several hours, surfers from Malaysia were blocked from accessing a BBC story on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The country’s largest ISP passed the buck to the industry regulator, which later reported that the story can be accessed. And they would like us all to forget about it, writes A. Asohan.
Governments in South-East Asia have been increasing their attempts to control and regulate online activity and expression, which advocates say will have a chilling effect on socioeconomic progress in the region.
The MCMC, working with the police’s Commercial Crimes Department, said it has successfully tracked and detained a suspect who had allegedly insulted the Yang DiPertuan Agong (or king) on Facebook.
For the first time in its history, the ITU failed to reach a consensus on the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) at the World Conference on International Telecommunications earlier this month. But the ITRs are a distraction from the ITU's real shortcomings, which are deficiencies of process, writes DNA columnist Jeremy Malcolm.
The fate of the Internet and how it is governed is set to take the global stage on Dec 3 when the United Nation's 193-nation International Telecommunications Union meets in Dubai for the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) to review a 1988 treaty.