Tag: media

Censorship or limits?

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the current hoo-hah about the term licensing or self-censorship scheme for arts groups proposed by MDA is that there are Singaporeans siding with the censors. Right up with his foghorn in the front screaming is former NMP Calvin Cheng....

A dubious survey leads to verbal snipes

A survey based on dubious criteria has put Malaysia in front of Singapore in military strength with a couple of Malaysia’s mainstream newspapers giving it some play. In Singapore, AsiaOne and The Real Singapore picked up the story, prompting almost 100 shares and 300 comments...

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....

End of the golden film Run

by Tan Bah Bah Run Run Shaw’s death brought to close an era of giant East Asian film-makers. Reports rightly describe the most productive period of the legendary Shaw brothers as part of the Golden Age of Hong Kong films. They also pioneered Malay...

Wish our people can speak like this

Transcript of a speech at the annual media lunch in New Delhi on Dec 13 by Sir James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India.   The first thing they tell you on the Foreign Office media training course is that there is no such thing as off the record....

Nicole Seah Interview

  Last week, the 27-year-old National Solidarity Party politician found herself the subject of what she calls “gutter journalism” and threatened to sue publisher Singapore Press Holdings. Here is an excerpt of her interview with Mumbrella Asia editor Robin Hicks about her run-in with SPH,...

SPH in panic mode

One day after the readership figures were out, SPH went into a panic mode with CEO Alan Chan and Editor in Chief Patrick Daniel warning of the publishing storm ahead. Two major moves were announced: One reporter from one newspaper will cover one event, write it up and...

Media watches everybody, but who watches media?

By Abhijit Nag These are exciting times for American journalism.  Jeff Bezos the Amazon man bought the Washington Post for US$250 million in August and wrote in a letter to the staff: “The paper’s duty will remain to its readers and not to the private...

Can IPS pull it off online?

Cartoon of old Wild West sheriff
By Abhijit Nag Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wants the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) to “carve out a credible place for itself online” to “engage online media practitioners”, reported the Straits Times. Is that like asking concert pianists to perform for an audience...

How LKY changed my life

Mary Lee
By Mary Lee I'm famous. Again. Sort of. Thanks to a Sharan Kaurner post on Facebook on September 1, 2013. Sharan went to the National Library to look up a column I'd written on November 3, 1974 -- yes, 39 years ago -- in the...