Setting up a media council in the time of the Internet and social media onslaught is a futile effort

  • Letters
  • Thursday, 16 Jan 2020

We should learn from the British experience. In 1990, the Calcutt Report of the Committee on Privacy and Related Matters recommended the setting up of a Press Complaints Commission to replace the UK Press Council. The UK Press Council ceased to exist in 1991.

There is no media council in the United States.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Letters

Parliament should train its members
Cabotage policy a good move for nation
No heart for veterans at IJN?
MCMC blocking Rafidah's post on IJN uncalled for
Food also reflects Malaysia’s rich cultural tapestry
Promoting gender equality in global maritime sector
Let’s talk about obesity and male infertility
Mandatory to report corruption
Reduce leakages, cut wasteful spending before increasing SST for electricity
Pensioners miss out on RM100 emadani credit

Others Also Read