Freedom of press: newspaper reporting in relation to printing presses and publications act 1984 / Batul Sabbir, Noor Nadira Noordin, Aizuddin Arshad

Sabbir, Batul and Noordin, Noor Nadira and Arshad, Aizuddin (2006) Freedom of press: newspaper reporting in relation to printing presses and publications act 1984 / Batul Sabbir, Noor Nadira Noordin, Aizuddin Arshad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Freedom of press is a branch of freedom of speech and expression enshrined in Article 10(l)(a) of the Federal Constitution. Although embodied in the Constitution the practice of it has been ambiguous to media practitioners, the newspaper journalists in particular. Furthermore, the laws regulating the media are aplenty and as such it is bound for confusion to occur. This research concentrates on the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 as one of the major laws governing the media fraternity. The Act grants absolute power to the Minister concerned to revoke, suspend a licence and permit given to the newspaper companies. Moreover, the decision made by the Minister is final and conclusive, as such even the court could not intervene and review the decision. The motive of the project paper is to shed light on the possibility of abuse of power on the part of the Minister in granting, revoking and suspending the licence and permit of any newspaper companies. In addition, this research is aimed to probe on whether the general public believes that the media should be given more elbow room to perform their obligations towards the public in informing truthful reports. In granting more freedom to the editors and journalist alike, the issue of self-regulation is a matter that needs to be addressed. The significance of the research is to provide an alternative to the current state of affairs with regard to newspaper reporting. Concurrently, it is also hoped that the severity of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 would be dealt with particularly on the issue of discretionary power of Minister in issuance of licence and permit.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Sabbir, Batul
2004261633
Noordin, Noor Nadira
2004261969
Arshad, Aizuddin
2004261459
Contributors:
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Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Sapardi, Musrifah
Prof. Madya Dr.
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > Periodical and newspaper publishing
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > Mass media and peace
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies
Keywords: newspaper, reporting, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984
Date: 2006
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/31967
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