Tag: media

Why doesn't the govt get it?

Cherian George
Q and A: From the Prime Minister downwards, nearly every government leader has only harsh words for the discourse on the Net. Why does the government still keep harping on the negative aspects of the Internet? Academic Cherian George answers this and other questions on the government-Internet...

Digital newbies and the elephant in the room

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By Abhijit Nag In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1, 1) First Witch: When shall we meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? (Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1) The success of major policies that Singapore is undertaking hinges on one...

A kinder, gentler South China Morning Post

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William Zheng Wei, a former Singapore Press Holdings business editor, has been named the chief editor of the South China Morning Post's new Chinese-language Web site. His mandate? Don't carry anything controversial. Zheng's appointment was announced on Monday in an internal company release by Robin...

Free speech is only as strong as your weakest link

By Kumaran Pillai Managing Editor Firstly, my sincere thanks to MDA and folks for announcing our arrival.  And I thought that it would be apt to start the inaugural issue about the threats to free speech on the Internet in Singapore. The Internet has played a...

Media in Singapore

For media watchers in Singapore, this is bonus time. In the space of just a year, two definitive books have emerged to tell the Singapore media story from two very different angles. And this in a country which hardly scrutinises its media, both from an...

Shareholders agreement makes it clear about funding

THE INDEPENDENT - SINGAPORE We refer to the statement from the Media Development Authority issued on 29 July 2013 regarding The Independent, which operates theindependent.sg The Independent is a new Singaporean media brand that aims to provide responsible, intelligent & robust journalism to the Singapore public. The...

Is anguish over new ‘authoritarian moves’ unfounded?

Talks between the Singapore government and the bloggers broke down this week following the MDA’s announcement about the new Internet regulation for news portals. The Online Citizen’s editor Mr Choo Zheng Xi said, “There is a need for this physical protest because numerous dialogues with...

Netizens told to put their money where their mouth is

Talk used to be cheap but not anymore. It will cost you $50,000, no less, to express your point of view on the Internet. Even if you had a great idea, or a better way of doing things or a feedback to the government,...

Singapore's new internet rules

LIGHT TOUCH WITH A HARD KNOCK Singapore is a strange country, politically speaking that is. The signals it sends out one day can send you the wrong way the very next day if you follow them blindly. Like this one: Just one day after a smiling...