New media ethics code won't curb media freedom, says Fahmi

Published on 22 Feb 2024 9:30:50 PM

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil has emphasised that the latest version of the Malaysian Code of Ethics for Journalists would not restrict media freedom in the country.

Fahmi told reporters on Thursday (Feb 22) that some of the comments on the revised version of the code were unfair towards the Information Department (JaPen) and the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) who drafted it, adding that it was necessary to update the code especially in the era of artificial intelligence, blogs and online media which did not exist when the original code was introduced.