Rising above the Constraining Environment for Data Journalism
By Khairil Yusof
THE MEDIA ENVIRONMENT in Malaysia is not conducive for data journalism. Limited accessible open data makes it challenging for Malaysian journalists to write data-driven or data-backed stories. The legal environment is clearly stifling; right to information laws limited to just the states of Selangor and Penang, the Official Secrets Act, and Penal Code 243(a), a vague law that puts government officials at risk of up to a million Ringgit fine and jail time for disclosing any form of public information.At...
Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.
is the Coordinator at Sinar Project and independent investigative journalist applying innovative methods of open data and standards. He has extensive cross-practice and cross-sector experience implementing programmes for UN agencies, governments and civil society in Asia-Pacific for civic tech, e-governance, knowledge management, and human rights.