Daily Archives: 2010-04-30

Happy Labour Day – have a picnic

A group of Singaporean activists is organizing a celebration of Labour Day on May 1st with a picnic at Speakers’ Corner. The event, the group says, is “to express gratitude and thanks to the backbone of the world’s economy – her workers.” The picnic is also to express solidarity with all workers of the world on the day. “Look out …

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Did Today “ascertain the facts”?

This is a report from the Today newspaper on 30 April 2010. Note that the report carries no name of the author. Note TOC’s remarks after the article. SINGAPORE – Even as Al Jazeera stands by its report on homelessness in Singapore, which it feels is factually correct because the couple interviewed were “locked out of the system of state …

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TOC’s response (Part Two) – A “tidy sum”?

Four weeks ago, Samiah and Eddie* granted Al-Jazeera an interview for their story, ‘Government policies force some onto the streets’. They hoped it would generate greater awareness about homelessness in Singapore and maybe, just maybe, lead to a way out of their dire situation. But help was not forthcoming. Instead, on 27 April 2010, Channel NewsAsia (CNA) published the article, …

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