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‘Malaysia needs independent media, brave to speak’
Published on: Sunday, May 28, 2023
By: Bernama
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‘Malaysia needs independent media, brave to speak’
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IPOH: Malaysia not only needs an independent media but one that is also brave enough to speak without fear and favour, said Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

Fahmi said such media is needed not only in terms of checks and balances but also to make sure that the voices heard will be recorded and reported.

"Malaysia is ranked 73rd in the World Press Freedom Index 2023, as released by Reporters Without Borders, the highest Malaysia achieved in many years. But this position should not be taken for granted; there’s a lot of work to be done. 

“So, I hope these few days, friends of media will be able to think, through conversations, discussions that not only will help broaden our horizons but also carry on with investigation on what we need to do for the sake and future of this industry,” Fahmi said in his opening remarks at the Hawana 2023 Media Forum here today.

Themed 'The Future of Media', the forum was jointly organised by the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) and the Institute of Broadcasting and Information Tun Abdul Razak (IPPTAR) in conjunction with National Journalists' Day (Hawana) 2023.



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