Tag: press freedom

Singapore falls 7 spots in press freedom ranking due to Pofma

Singapore—Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its Press Freedom Index for 2020. In the report, 180 countries and regions are ranked based on how much...

Malaysia to have a Freedom of Information Act to replace OSA

The government will draw up a Freedom of Information Act to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He...

Philippine government accuses journalists and lawyers of plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte

Manila—In a press conference in Manila, Philippines, on Monday, April 22, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte accused journalists of propagating fake news for...

UK’s Guardian calls Malaysia the ‘only possible beacon’ of press freedom in SE Asia

Singapore—Pointing out that many countries in South East Asia are experiencing a crackdown in press freedom, noted UK media outlet, The Guardian, has called...

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...

Singapore gains a point in free and independent media rating because of alternative news...

Singapore’s free and independent media rating has gone up by one point in the past year. This was indicated in a report from United...

Cherian George on the workings of the media: This is exactly what Lee Kuan...

Cherian George, professor of media studies in the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University wrote a post on his website Air-Conditioned Nation about...

VIDEO: Media rallies for press freedom in Turkey

https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentSG1/videos/1446055778749246/

Journalists fear for their livelihood in Malaysia

With 90% of the printed media - which is a sunset industry - under government control, it is not surprising to see Malaysia's poor...

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...
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