Gov't restrictions among challenges to Covid-19 reporting, says journo federation

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 3 May 2020, 12:40 pm

CORONAVIRUS | Three in four journalists in 77 countries have faced official restrictions, obstruction or intimidation in the course of reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) of over 1,300 media personnel.

In Malaysia, a part of the restrictions was enforced by the Prime Minister's Office for coverage of Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's daily Covid-19 press conferences after the National Security Council meetings.

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