Found 163 articles in the category "Media Watch" over 9 pages.

Wall Street Journal accused of attacking Singapore judiciary

Posted by under Media Watch on 4 November 2008

Singapore's attorney-general accused the Wall Street Journal Asia of seeking to undermine the city-state's judiciary and sought a "substantial fine" on the newspaper's publisher.

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Singapore: Restrictions Follow Critics to Cyberspace

Posted by Lin Quan Zhong under Media Watch on 10 June 2008

Today, hopes for a city-state that can be more relaxed about criticism and more open to frank debate appear to have been too high.

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Singapore's media drops from 146th to 154th

Posted by under Media Watch on 5 June 2007

In Singapore, the vast majority of journalists practice self-censorship rather than risk being charged with defamation.

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Singapore bans film about ex-political prisoner

Posted by TANALEE SMITH under Media Watch on 12 April 2007

Singapore authorities tightly restrict media and political speech, moves that regularly draw criticism from international human rights groups.

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Singapore regulator extends its media jurisdiction

Posted by under Media Watch on 8 April 2007

Many people have turned to websites and blogs for alternative views of the Singapore's political and social issues. The Media Development Authority [MDA] is responsible for the country's censor board.

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RSF Annual Report 2007: SINGAPORE

Posted by Reporters Without Borders under Media Watch on 22 February 2007

Singapore has slipped a further six places to 146th position in Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2006 Worldwide Press Freedom Index. In 2006, the government struck hard at the Internet. Several legal cases were launched for posting news, podcasts or videos on the Web.

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Singapore Criticised for Changing Regulations on Foreign News Media

Posted by Barry Newhouse under Media Watch on 3 October 2006

Media rights advocates are criticizing the Singapore government's recent decision to close what it described as a loophole in its restrictive media laws.

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Thailand: Failed media in a failed democracy

Posted by Pravit Rojanaphruk under Media Watch on 25 September 2006

Did the coup leaders "solved" Thaksin Shinawatra dilemma only to have created more newer problems?

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A closed door to a free press

Posted by Philip Bowring under Media Watch on 22 September 2006

Welcome to Singapore, the state ranked 140th out of 167 in the press freedom standings league of Reporters Without Borders.

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Arab media voices outrage over Qana bombing

Posted by under Media Watch on 2 August 2006

Arab newspapers splashed their front pages Monday with graphic pictures from the southern Lebanese town of Qana after a deadly Israeli air strike killed at least 55 civilians, most of them children.

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S'poreans are fed, up with progress!

Posted by Mr.Brown under Media Watch on 31 July 2006

Mr. Brown was fired from his job for writing this article. The paper received a letter from the Press Secretary to the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts regarding his article.

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While we were looking elsewhere...

Posted by Shashi Tharoor under Media Watch on 20 June 2006

If the producers' intent was to help TV viewers understand the suffering and the atrocities, so they can demand their governments act to stop them, then this is an admirable aim.

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Trying hard to forestall the rot

Posted by under Media Watch on 30 December 2005

The local anti-death penalty forum and Think Centre organised activites against the execution of Nguyen Tuong Van. There was a near-complete shut-out of Singapore campaigners from the newspaper.

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Singapore prosecutes bloggers with colonial-era sedition law

Posted by Gillian Wong under Media Watch on 4 October 2005

Why is modern Singapore is using a British colonial law to prosecute three ethnic Chinese accused of writing racist remarks about ethnic Malays on the Internet? Singapore has previously used the Internal Security Act which allows for detention without trial--to deal with people who made racist comments.

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Schools punish student bloggers

Posted by under Media Watch on 30 September 2005

Schools are punishing students who are critical of teachers in their online bloggers. The students have their right to voice their views, in case the facts are wrong, its better for the teachers to listen and talk. Surely, not punish or charged them. The schools are making the students "shut-up" and that critical opinions are not welcome. How could they grow-up to be creative, responsible and participate in policy making! Its important the teachers and students know and respect the CRC - the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Singapore's net controls shun filters

Posted by under Media Watch on 6 September 2005

Singapore maintains some of the world's tightest restrictions on free expression on the internet, but unlike other regimes, it doesn't do it with technological filters.

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Still wary of lifting newspaper ban

Posted by Joceline Tan under Media Watch on 6 September 2005

There is a feel-good sentiment in relations between Malaysia and Singapore, but it looks like the newspapers of both countries will remain on their respective sides of the causeway for a while more

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Gross misrepresentation

Posted by under Media Watch on 24 June 2005

The Straits Times intelligence operatives have done it again. The Straits Times article published excerpts of the proceedings without indicating what was omitted, as shown in the segment below.

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More 'nameless' bloggers airing political views

Posted by Sue-Ann Chia under Media Watch on 24 June 2005

ST ran an article talking about Singapore blogs. More Singaporeans are becoming cynical and disenchanted with the partisan political analysis in the local media.

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Newspapers enter an uncertain age

Posted by Seah Chiang Nee under Media Watch on 24 March 2005

PUSHED by the force of technology and changing reader habits, Singapore's media scene is entering a historical phase that may have a long-term impact on politics.

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