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General election and the enigma of free press in Malaysia


Ahmad, Mohd Khairie and Mohd Hadza @ Othman, Mohd Baharudin (2014) General election and the enigma of free press in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 547-552. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

Political Transformation Programme (PTP) announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2012 is forecast to have changed the political and the local media landscape.This is because, traditionally, political news coverage in the Malaysia mainstream media is often seen as unbalanced and too favourable to the ruling party.To what extend this reform has been translated into meaningfn PTP has impact Malaysia newspapers press freedom with reference to Malaysia 2013 General Election (GE13) case.Through content analysis of three highly circulated newspapers, this paper discussed the press freedom scenario in contemporary Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political communication; press freedom; Malaysia
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd. Khairie Ahmad
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 06:38
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 02:47
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13088

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