Recognising the need for a level of in-depth research, CIJ & MCCHR has been working on a report examining international best practices on media council. This report will be presented and discussed at the upcopming national consultation on a media council.
It covers the following topics:
- An overview of the media landscape in Malaysia, with legislative and extra-legal concerns
- Examples of existing models in other countries, inclusive of Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Philippines, South Africa and Sweden.
- A listing of thematic debates and questions on the media council we intend to resolve at the consultation, inclusive of its how much independence can be achieved vis-a-vis government, funding, composition, and its role & functions.
- The CIJ draft constitution for a media council, drawing from the conclusion from examining the above.