Tag Archives: Media

Singapore’s Press Freedom (or lack thereof)

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Reblogged -Hacker strikes fear among “good” citizens

Originally posted on Yawning Bread:
Maybe the Stompers best represent our beating heart. There was a passing mention in a Facebook post that 87% were happy with the hacking of Straits Times’ blog website. Schadenfreude is a totally legitimate emotion. “Stompers”…

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Hacking of the Straits Times blog

Yes. It is a busy period, students, what with ‘A’ levels coming up and PW OPs lined up. But hey, I wanted to archive this online hacking incident for future discussion on media/ censorship/ governance. And also, simply because the … Continue reading

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Breaking the bad news?

Disclaimer: Dear students, this is an opinion piece and you’re free to disagree. Note the various techniques of voicing opinions used in this post – by Aung San Suu Kyi herself (she concedes partial truth), by the various international press … Continue reading

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Update: Grammar Assignment #2 and Answer Key

Second installment of language exercises. Once again, these aren’t compulsory assignments, but this should not take up much time. A couple of you have asked for the answers to the previous language assignment – do drop me an email if … Continue reading

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Grammatically speaking (Assignment #1 – Media and Censorship)

Instead of inundating you with grammar rules (which usually sound abstract and out-of-context), here’s a document that will hopefully benefit both the language-proficient and the grammatically-challeneged. This is a straightforward exercise – if you do want the answers ASAP and/or … Continue reading

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Censorship – We cannot apologize for our right to publish…even offensive material

I tasked my students to write an essay on media and censorship. Out of personal interest, and in an effort to clarify certain gaps in factual knowledge, I chanced upon this article by Flemming Rose – editor responsible for publishing … Continue reading

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