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Malaysia’s Press Freedom Ranking Has Dropped. Why Does it Matter?

Wathshlah Naidu, Executive Director, Centre For Independent Journalism

21-Apr-21 14:00

Malaysia’s Press Freedom Ranking Has Dropped. Why Does it Matter?

It looks like when it comes to press freedom in Malaysia, we’re not in a great place, when compared to many other countries. This is according to Reporters Without Borders’ latest annual press freedom ranking, in which we’re ranked 119 out of 180 countries surveyed. But why is press freedom important and what does this ranking say about our country? We speak to Wathshlah Naidu of the Centre For Independent Journalism (CIJ) to find out.

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