Freedom of Expression in the Web Log (Blog)

Ismail Nawang, Nazli and Harun, Noraida (2008) Freedom of Expression in the Web Log (Blog). In: 3rd Conference on Law and Technology, 11 - 12 November 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The explosion of information and communication on the Internet has brought great changes to the society at large. With the advent of the Internet communication such as electronic mail (email), chat groups, newsgroup, forum, blog etc dissemination of information is no longer entirely dependent on the mainstream media. Nowadays, by resorting to the Internet communication people are able to look for information beyond what is available from the traditional media. And out of the various forms of Internet communication, blog has become the most popular one and indeed had often surpassed the mainstream media in term of timeliness, geographic reach, insider information and obsessive details. Nonetheless, the freedom of expression in the blog is still in grey area because currently there are no specific laws governing the content of the blog. Further, the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 are also limited to the traditional media and not be extended to the online content. Thus, this paper aims to examine the nature of blog and its relation with the right to freedom of expression and to analyse the existing laws that might be adopted by the relevant authorities to impose some controls or restrictions over the content of the blog.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords: blog, freedom of expression, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Mr Nazli Ismail
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2015 04:09
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 04:09

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