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Daily Archives: 2010-06-30

CJR: Singapore not so modern on press freedom

Extract from Columbia Journalism Review: What Singapore’s overseers don’t seem to grasp is that without a press free to monitor power and challenge wrongdoing, even otherwise “developed” countries suffer greatly. One need look no farther east than Dubai for an example of a locale which, in the absence of an unencumbered press able to expose profligacy and corruption, is now …

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Why course subsidies are a really bad idea

- By Tony Sealy - The Singapore government is pro active and aggressive in many areas of economic development. This is something for which they need to be wholeheartedly congratulated (and emulated by others in the region). Many people have spoken to me about the excellent government support for digital media and of PM Lee’s speeches where he spoke about …

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