New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed on Sunday to review a controversial law against "fake news" hurriedly passed before the elections and seen as aimed at critics of his scandal-tainted predecessor.
A Malaysian opposition leader is being investigated for alleged defamatory remarks about the Election Commission and police, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday.
Malaysian authorities are investigating opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad under an anti-fake news law over claims that his plane was sabotaged in the run up to a general election next week, police said on Wednesday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held responsible for distributing "fake news", giving no reason for the change, less than 24 hours after the original announcement.
The move followed an outcry by journalists and opposition politicians that the rules represented an attack on the freedom of the press and an effort by Modi's government to rein in free speech.
Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) party tabled a bill in parliament on Monday to address "fake news," as the country gears up for national elections.
The nomination of US President Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize was ‘fake,’ a member of the award committee has said.
The challenges in covering the Gulf Crisis, the role of social media during the crisis, the issue of fake news as well as the trust in local media were some of the topics discussed on Monday at the Qatar Media Industries Forum on ‘International Media and the Blockade’