Malaysia: The New Blogocracy

Jeff Ooi points to a story in Oxford Business Group titled: The New Blogocracy which features the Malaysian blogosphere. It is also the topic of academic study with the recent publishing of a paper entitled “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: A Malaysian Case Study on Blogging Towards a Democratic Culture” by Tang Hang Wu, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore. Tang says one of the more salient features of the blogging phenomenon is that it allows individuals to bypass the traditional barriers to freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

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