National Consultation on Internet Rights, Governance and Democracy in Malaysia

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Since 2014, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) has been part of the APC IMPACT project to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights, with Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Pakistan’s Bytes For All and India’s Digital Empowerment Foundation. A draft National Report (Malaysia) was produced based on research on the laws and policies governing the internet in Malaysia, documentation and monitoring of cases through the media and compilation of surveys from relevant stakeholders.

This consultation aims to obtain feedback and to finalise the said report to improve efficiency in promoting the rights, good governance and democratic space on/offline in Malaysia. In addition,the consultation will provide a platform to civil society to engage with and propose recommendations and follow up actions to relevant government agencies, departments and ministries.

Date: 20 April 2015

Venue: Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya

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