‘Public campaign’ against Al Jazeera report puts media freedom, migrants at risk - NGOs

Modified 12 Jul 2020, 2:27 am

Several international NGOs said the Malaysian government’s "targeting" of Al Jazeera and migrants interviewed in their recent controversial report is putting media freedom as well as the lives of migrants and refugees at risk.

In a joint statement, Amnesty International, Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) called on the Perikatan Nasional government to cease its investigations against the Al Jazeera team under laws “incompatible with international human rights law and standards and (which) should be repealed by the legislature”...

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