Tag: journalism

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrested, groups decry it as attack on press freedom

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of online media company Rappler, was arrested Wednesday night over cyber libel charges. Police officers wearing civilian clothes served a warrant of arrest against Ressa while inside the Rappler headquarters in Pasig City. The warrant of arrest...

Stop Killing the Messenger

NEW YORK – What does it cost to silence a muckraking reporter? In the Philippines, officials needed just $250 in 2011 to buy the services of a journalist-slaying gunman. In Slovakia, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were killed in February for about $80,000. For corrupt politicians and crime bosses,...

Journalism’s Comeback

OXFORD – After years of ill health, the news industry is finally showing signs of a modest recovery. According to the Digital News Report 2018 – the most comprehensive survey of digital media consumption – subscriptions are trending up while consumer confidence has stabilized. For a...

Five years later, this is still relevant

The Veteran What is the future of journalism in Singapore? Even after helming two of Singapore’s largest English dailies, P.N. Balji has no answers on the future of newspapers, only ideas. Standing in front of a room filled with seasoned journalists and students, P.N. Balji is...

Cherian joins uni in HK

The lecturer who was denied tenureship at NTU twice is joining Hong Kong Baptist University in August.. He is contract is for three years and he will start as associate professor. George was quoted in the South China Morning Post as saying: "I'm impressed by...

LKY and a fly

Dancer Goh Lay Kuan tells the story of  a fly that got the people of the TV station at Caldecott Hill hot under the collar. She tells Singapolitics: “Once, there was a fly when he (Lee Kuan Yew) arrived  to give the National Day address....