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Singapore: The politics of Singapore's new media in 2006

Gerald Giam (via theory.isthereason.com) looks at 2006's highlights in new media and citizen journalism in Singapore. “The government’s “light touch” approach to regulating the Internet was probably one of the factors that emboldened many Singaporeans to step up and push the political boundaries through their blogs, podcasts (online sound clips) and vodcasts (online video clips).”

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for bringing notice to Gerald’s write-up and for visiting theonlinecitizen.

    Indeed, Gerald has done a very good job on the article.

    Singapore is a very small country and the internet community here – what I would call the “Singapore blogosphere” – is thus small too. However, in 2006, there has been a proliferation of local blogs, particularly those which comment on current affairs, politics and society.

    It is a heartening and encouraging development and we hope that the S’pore govt will – as they declared and promised – adopt a ‘light touch’ as far as the internet is concerned.

    Regards,
    theonlinecitizen

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