NCMCC Day 2 – In the News

Malay Mail, “Steering committee set up to discuss forming Malaysia Media Council”
https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/03/05/steering-committee-set-up-to-discuss-forming-malaysia-media-council/1729384

Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) director Sonia Randhawa said the majority of the committee would consist among others, practising journalists, journalist associations and members of the academia.

Malaysiakini, ‘Draft bill for media council targeted for end-April’
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/466726

A draft bill for the establishment of a media council is set for completion by the end of next month, according to CIJ and MCCHR. This was decided following a two-day consultation in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by journalist associations, editors, media owners, NGOs, academics, think tanks and lawyers.

Utusan Malaysia, ‘Penubuhan Majlis Media Malaysia dibincang’
http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/penubuhan-majlis-media-malaysia-dibincang-1.854623

“(Bagaimanapun) kami juga menyedari bahawa terdapat keperluan segera untuk meminda kerangka kerja perundangan yang mengatur media di Malaysia pada masa ini…dan kerajaan komited untuk memansuhkan Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984 (PPPA) tetapi mereka juga mahu melihat kemajuan idea majlis media.”

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