Civil Society

Joint Statement of Civil Society Organisations to the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

We, the undersigned civil society organisations with a consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), welcome the initiative of the representatives of the AICHR from Indonesia and Malaysia on organising the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Read More

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Amnesty International: Freedom of expression undermined in Singapore’s hearings on ‘fake news’
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Statement issued by Amnesty International on the hearings conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods  Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the treatment of human rights defenders and human rights organisations at hearings held by a Select Committee on deliberate ‘online falsehoods’ Read More

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MARUAH issues statement on conduct of discussion by the Select Committee and the discussions on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
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MARUAH, a human rights organization, has issued a statement in response to the discussions held by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. The statement deals with two main areas, the conduct of the Select Committee and reflections on the Discussions on Deliberate Read More

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Civil Society criticises Singapore’s Select Committee hearings
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is the statement signed by individuals who have partaken in the hearing conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. Complaints on how the hearing was conducted and the way how the summary was written have been submitted to the Chairman of Read More

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HRW: Select Committee’s actions clearly an effort to discredit critics of Singapore’s repressive policies and practices related to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly
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Statement issued by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights non-government organisation, on Select Committee’s message on 27 March “When first contacted by the parliamentary committee, we offered to rearrange our schedule to have the relevant staff member appear in person, but the committee Read More

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Human Rights Watch issues response to Singapore government on Select Committee hearings
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Response issued by Human Rights Watch, international human rights non-government organisation towards criticism made against its report published in 2017 and its “failure” to turn up at the Select Committee’s hearing to defend its report. On October 30, 2017, Human Rights Watch sent a Read More

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CAN: Select Committee on online falsehoods should engage all NGOs in good faith
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  Below is the statement issued by Community Action Network, a local human rights non-government organisation in Singapore. The Community Action Network is deeply concerned about recent events related to the hearings conducted by Singapore’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. We were Read More

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Human rights organisations condemn threat against fundamental freedoms in Singapore
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(Singapore/Bangkok, 19 March 2018) – Think Centre and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM – ASIA) express great concern over the proposed Bill No. 11/2018 on Public Order and Safety (Special Powers), as it puts restrictions on the people of Singapore Read More

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UN Human Rights Office condemns execution for drug-related offences in Singapore
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BANGKOK (16 March 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Singaporean national Hishamrudin bin Mohd for a drug-related offence this morning, expressing concerns that he had not been able to file a clemency petition. “Under international Read More

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Civil society groups express concerns over breadth of Public Order Bill
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Civil society groups AWARE, Function 8, HOME, Project X, Think Centre, and TWC2 expressed their serious concerns about the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill, which introduces wide-reaching police powers, including to potentially deploy lethal force and to stop communications, not just Read More

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