Brawijaya Law Journal
Vol 2, No 1 (S) (2015): Contemporary Issues in South-East Asia Countries

PRESS FREEDOM IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA: DEFAMATION

Chapman, Georgia Kate (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
06 Apr 2015

Abstract

This paper focuses on the arguments around restriction on freedom of the press in the Strong States of Singapore and Malaysia. It assesses the presence of constraints on press freedoms in democratic western countries imposed by corporation rather than state and the similar effects that these constraints may have on bias present in publicly accessible news reporting. It argues that independence of the press does not just require protection from legal and executive regulation, but also protection from large media corporations and their political alignments. This report will assess the bias of reporting and news media publication that exists in Malaysia and Singapore due to legislative and regulatory constraints as opposed to bias that exist in the western liberal democratic nations of the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) due to Media Organisation control.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

LAW

Publisher

Subject

Law, Crime, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Description

BRAWIJAYA LAW JOURNAL, Journal of Legal Studies Brawijaya Law Journal (BLJ) is a newly established journal in the field of legal studies. The Journal is published annually by Law Faculty Brawijaya University, Indonesia. BLJ is an open access, peer-reviewed e-journal which aims to offer an ...