Malaysian News Media in numbers

By Negin Vaghefi

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THE RISE OF the internet and social media has changed the media landscape as well as how people consume news and information. More Malaysians are seen to be shifting towards digital media for news, mostly for reading convenience and the immediacy in obtaining information[1]. In the past five years, the percentage of Malaysians who got their news from print media declined dramatically from 45% in 2017 to 24% in 2021, which is associated with a rise in online and social...

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Negin Vaghefi

is a senior analyst at Penang Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics. Her research interests include agri-environmental economics, climate change, green economics, poverty and income inequality, and policy analysis.