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Freedom of Press

Freedom of Press
By Melanie Tang It may seem like the most natural thing to be using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook nowadays, but for Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, all these are just foreign to him. Until recently,...

How to sell news with xenophobia, controversy and a lack of morals

How to sell news with xenophobia, controversy and a lack of morals
by Nicholas Danger Wong Moreso than sex, controversy sells. Under the umbrella of controversy is xenophobia, so xenophobia sells. It’s a simple business method: tap into your readers most primal and natural instincts and cash...

Should Singapore Just Hang Alan?

Should Singapore Just Hang Alan?
By Ram Rengachari. Image courtesy of kit_photos The government of Singapore is living up to its no-nonsense reputation. British criminal Alan Shadrake was sentenced to six weeks in prison and a hefty fine by the High Court. And what...

Singapore’s Fourth Estate is Pink

Singapore's Fourth Estate is Pink
By Azhar Jalil The LGBT community in Singapore held it’s second public demonstration on May 15, 2010 at the city-state’s underused Speaker’s Corner. While nowhere near as ostentatious as Sydney’s Mardi Gras, the giant pink...