ON 25 Jan 2010, High Court Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof quashed the Home Ministry‘s ban on Muslim Women and the Challenges of Islamic Extremism. The book, published by Sisters in Islam (SIS), is a compilation of essays based on research by renowned international scholars and activists.
SIS’s challenge of the ministry’s act of book banning is likely to be one of the most successful attempts at holding the government accountable in the area of censorship.
The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with social activist Masjaliza Hamzah to better understand this landmark ruling, and what it means for freedom of information, and academic freedom.
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See also: The bane of book banning