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Monthly Archives: December 2006

Review – The politics of Singapore’s new media in 2006

by Gerald Giam The year 2006 was a landmark year for the 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). There were …

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Review – GE 2006 & The Internet

By Charissa. Once again, we are at the dawn of a new year. It is that time of the year for some reflections. 2006 has been an eventful year for Singapore and us Singaporeans. So many things happened that I find it impossible to cover them all. Thus I would be focusing on only a few key issues; GE 2006, …

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Jurong Island Theft: 100kg of Jet fuel additive stolen.

By Bernard I was shocked to see this piece of news in The New Paper and in TODAY (29th December 2006). It is reported that thieves had made off with 100kg of Stadis 450, a jet fuel additive. Stadis 450 is classified as a flammable liquid and hazardous material. The New paper understands that the jet fuel additive was left …

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Singaporean students to be re-valued monthly

By The Kentang Singapore students will now be ranked according to their monetary value each month Keeping in line with Singapore's goal to extract maximum value from every Singaporean Student, the Ministry of Emulation has drafted a new scheme that is remarkable for its innovativeness in the number of buzzwords it manages to employ. The Kentang interviewed Mr. Vivobioluptous Hopkins …

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Landmark decision for ‘free speech’

    This article is taken from the BBC. A judgement in Britain's highest court has been hailed as a "landmark decision on free speech" and a major boost for investigative journalism in this country. Lawyers say the ruling brings English libel law more into line with that in the United States, where the media have traditionally had greater freedom …

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“Homing instinct” requires fundamental shift in mentality

by Bernard In a speech at the 50th Anniversary of Tanjong Katong Secondary School, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said: “The Government is partly to blame for this state of affairs. The leaders did not believe in glorifying their place in history. They did not name streets, MRT stations, buildings, stadiums and parks after their colleagues who had departed. I think we …

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Give a simple gift this christmas

As we celebrate Christmas - the time of peace, love and giving - let us spare a thought for the less fortunate in our society and in our world. Lets take it upon ourselves to say a nice word, express a smile or even give a simple gift to those around us who are less fortunate - the poor, homeless, …

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A stranger, my friend.

By zyberzitizen He sleeps there every night – rain or shine. Everytime I get home from work, I see him there. Sometimes, he stares into space while drawing on a cigarette. Other times, he is already sleeping. A cat nearby keeps him company, sometimes laying above his head as he sleeps quietly, oblivious to the cold or the warmth. The …

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The Geopolitics of Asian Cyberspace

  This article is taken from FEER. By Ronald Deibert What happens to your request when you click on a link to a website or send an email? For most surfers, the internet experience begins and ends with what happens on the computer screen in front of them. However, if you follow that email or web request as it leaves …

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Income gap tears at Singapore social fabric

By Geert De Clercq SINGAPORE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - When Wee Shu Min, the teenage daughter of a Singapore member of parliament stumbled across the blog of a Singaporean who wrote that he was worried about losing his job, she thought she’d give him a piece of her mind. She called him “one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in …

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