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Malaysia’s press freedom ranking has dropped – Why does it matter?


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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 119th out of 180 countries surveyed. But why is press freedom important and what does this ranking say about our country?

In this podcast, BFM speaks to Wathshlah Naidu, executive director of the Centre For Independent Journalism (CIJ), on why press freedom is important and how the drop in ranking affects the country.

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