Regulating blogs in Malaysia

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Abstract

The blogging culture has provided many Malaysians with an alternative platform to channel their views, ideas and opinions. The Government of Malaysia has taken a liberal stand on the usage of the Internet with minimal censorship taking place. Globally, however, various negative issues have been highlighted regarding blogs. The main objective of promoting healthy interactions may not necessarily be practiced. The freedom factor has caused many to misuse this new form media and spread controversial messages such as pornography, anti-government sentiments and racial remarks. This paper focuses on the laws and regulations surrounding blogosphere in Malaysia. The study consists of a descriptive review of major acts relating to the blog and three focus group studies in analyzing the bloggers' perspective. This is followed by a discussion of how the public sector can be involved in creating awareness on blog policies and participation in blogging activities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalInnovation Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Blog policies
  • Blogosphere
  • Blogs
  • Malaysia
  • Public sector

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  • Public Administration

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Regulating blogs in Malaysia. / Ahmad, Abdul Latiff; Mohamad, Emma Mirza Wati; Abu Hassan, Badrul Redzuan; Pawanteh, Latiffah; Ahmad, Fauziah; Aziz, Jamaluddin.

In: Innovation Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, 12, 2011.

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