Daily Archives: 2010-12-02

UPR: What’s Next for Singapore NGOs

Several Singapore non-governmental organisations (NGOs) submitted either individual or joint reports towards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in early November 2010. This public forum hosted by Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) brings together some of these UPR stakeholders for a public discussion. It is an opportunity to share with members of the public some of the experiences, issues and challenges for …

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Where Anonymity Breeds Contempt

The following is an excerpt from the New York Times. THERE you are, peacefully reading an article or watching a video on the Internet. You finish, find it thought-provoking, and scroll down to the comments section to see what other people thought. And there, lurking among dozens of well-intentioned opinions, is a troll. “How much longer is the media going …

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Men, time to oppose violence against women – AWARE

Men, Join the Movement, take the Pledge: “Because I Love Her, I pledge to never condone violence against women.” In The Because I Love Her Project, guys make their personal commitment to create a safer society for all women by making the above pledge on a video, featuring their favourite female – their mother, wife, sister, girlfriend, best friend, colleague, …

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Alan Shadrake, Singapore’s death penalty use debated in UK House of Lords

The following is a transcript from the House of Lords Debate in the UK Parliament on 30th Nov 2010. It touches on the Alan Shadrake case and also Singapore’s use of the death penalty. Baroness Stern: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on the Government’s efforts at the United Nations and on the success of the resolution. The Minister will …

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