Alternative media springs up to challenge
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Alternative media springs up to challenge


By The Irrawaddy JULY, 1999 - VOLUME 7 NO.6


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State television and radio actually belong to the people but the ruling coalition abuses it by not giving any room for opposition parties to publicize their views.” As time passes, it is likely that the alternative media and the Internet will go from strength to strength and reach out to more Malaysians barring another major crackdown. But for now, state-run official television and radio stations are likely to overwhelm the alternative media and the Internet in the run-up to Malaysia’s most crucial election in years. Analysts are watching to see if the alternative will be up to the challenge. This article was contributed by Anil Noel Netto, who is based in Manila.


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