"The Media And Asean Transitions: Defamation Law, Journalism And Public Debate In Indonesia, Malaysia And Singapore"

Grant number: DP0662844

Abstract

This project will examine defamation law, journalism and public debate in three core members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It will focus on a legal issue, defamation, which is central to the Australian and regional media's potential for improving public and private sector governance, and promoting domestic and regional understanding, at a time when independent media speech has great value in relation to trade, security and development. When risks of transnational defamation liability are increasing, it will assist the Australian media's coverage of three pivotal countries in the region and substantially develop the academic understanding of..

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