Investigative reporting on alleged mismanagement of a Malaysian state investment fund has triggered a backlash against muckraking media. On Friday, the Home Ministry ordered the suspension of two local news publications, The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily, for three months on the grounds that their reporting on the fund, known as 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), had prejudiced public order, security, and national interests, according to news reports. The suspension came into effect today.
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Carlos Lauría, Senior Coordinator for the Americas, Committee to Protect Journalists will testify at the Congressional Hearing: Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas on July 29.
The event will cover a description of the state of press freedom in the Americas, paying particular attention to the challenges journalists are facing in the region at-large and in specific countries. It will also include an analysis of challenges to the press both government-sponsored and from other factors, such as criminal groups, internal armed conflict, drug trade, or social factors, etc. Carlos will also discuss CPJ's work and findings on press challenges in the region, while providing policy recommendations for Congress to consider on how to more effectively promote press liberties.
July 16, 2015
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