Malaysia’s press freedom index has dropped. Why does it matter?
April 21, 2021
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? BFM 89.9 speaks to Wathshlah Naidu of the Centre For Independent Journalism (CIJ) to find out.