Media

Notes from the campaign: Johor, Selangor, Perak

No Malaysian election campaign is complete without these highlights of food, flags and swag, as the GE14 season enters its final days.

New tech and old loyalties mash up a historic contest

The resurgence of ‘old’ Mahathir against the Najib coalition has been matched with the ‘new’, the cheap smartphone.

All the news that’s fit to fake

As Malaysia rushes to its GE14 on 9 May, the new anti-fake news law is primed against the state's critics, emboldening speech vigilantism by outsourced censors linked to the ruling UMNO party.

The truth and the fake in the making of Malaysian news

The threat to eliminate all ‘fake news’ isn’t merely an assault on the freedom of speech, it’s also an affront to its beauty, efficacy, recall, and its very existence.

Southeast Asian cyberspace: politics, censorship, polarisation

The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.

Doing old academia with new media

New Mandala team to deliver new practicum course.

Malaysian media – watchdog or running dog?

Tessa Houghton reports on "Watching the Watchdog" project which monitored and analysed the Malaysian media at the 13th general election.

The Aussie media on Malaysia: Compromised representation or manicured distortion?

Coverage of Malaysia in the Australian media is of poor quality argues AB Shamsul.

Banned from Vietnam

The author of one of the best books on contemporary Vietnam has been banned from the country.