Daily Archives: 2012-06-21

Citizen Journalism Training (23 & 24 June 2012)

This is a private event and by invitation exclusively for TOC volunteers. You need to RSVP to [email protected] to confirm your place. You can join us as a new volunteer today.  This coming weekend (23 and 24 June 2012), The Online Citizen (TOC), MalaysiaKini, Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) and EngageMedia will jointly host a FREE training workshop in Singapore for budding citizen journalists. …

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You’ve Gotta Be Tripping

By Timothy Cheah – Chinese professor argues that use of psychedelic drugs may not be a bad thing. “Can this society be more open”, Associate Professor Shi Yuzhi wrote, ostensibly in reference to China, implicitly in reference to Singapore, “to not immediately dismiss the use of psychedelic drugs?” Shi then invoked the iconic Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO. “To …

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Bertha Henson: Us-versus-Them

~ By Bertha Henson ~ The most heartening piece of news today is the ST story on a group of bloggers coming together to combat the rise in anti-foreigner sentiment. They are going to do a Youtube chat show on national issues, with xenophobia as a starting point; and a food/culture series on the main immigrant communities here. This is so splendid. …

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The Elephant In The Room

By Elijah Pear – The conventional argument runs like this: Without economic growth follows limited investments, unemployment trails and the collective wellbeing of society deteriorates. I perfectly acquiesce with it. Without doubt, Singapore’s economy has grown since her independence. Perhaps social disparity is escalating. “Nonetheless,” we have housing grants, CPF savings and very generous subsidies that are not reflected in …

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