Malaysia's media landscape has changed, forum hears

Raevathi Supramaniam

Readers no longer desire a compliant media, says MalaysiaKini CEO and co-founder Premesh Chandran. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 2, 2021.

THE media landscape has changed over the course of the last decade with more people pushing for hard-hitting content rather than reading news that panders to the government of the day, MalaysiaKini CEO and co-founder Premesh Chandran said today.

Speaking at a forum organised by the Centre for Independent Journalism entitled “Malaysian Press in distress: How independent journalists keep the powers in check”, Premesh said that while the government still cracks down on independent online portals, it has moved past the days where these stories don’t ever see the light of day.

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