Forum: Freedom of Speech in the New Media (17.11.2011)

The KL Bar Information Technology and Communications Committee (“ITCC”) is holding a forum entitled “Freedom of Speech in the New Media”.


These days, Malaysians are less afraid to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech and expression. Most of the time, these expressions can be found online. Through the ‘new media’ Malaysians are finding their voice and their place in the democratic process.

But the internet does not exist in a vacuum. Laws are applicable online as well as offline. Where do we draw the line? Is there a line to be drawn?

To explore these issues, the KL Bar Information Technology and Communications Committee (“ITCC”) is holding a forum entitled “Freedom of Speech in the New Media”.

Details are as follows:

Date:
17 November 2011 (Thursday)

Time:
5 – 7 pm

Venue:
KL Bar Auditorium, 10th Floor, Wisma Kraftangan, No.9, Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Speakers:
Jahabar Sadiq, CEO, The Malaysian Insider;
Foong Cheng Leong, Advocate and Solicitor; and
Fahmi Fadzil, social media activist.

Moderator:
H.R. Dipendra (Advocate and Solicitor).

Admission is free but registration is required. There are limited places available and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Click here to register. For further enquiries, please contact Melissa at [email protected] or 03-26920745.

This forum is supported by South East Asia Media Legal Defense Network.


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