Legal assistance for online media more critical today

By Ghui With the recent announcements of the electoral boundaries and the impending general elections looming, it is a forgone conclusion that blog activity and online discussions will spike. In tandem with growing public perception that state owned media outlets are the government’s mouthpieces, the Internet is fast becoming the forum du jour for political … Read more

Voices from Hong Lim Park on Amos Yee

The following were the views expressed by some among the hundreds who attended the protest at Hong Lim Park to call for the release of Amos Yee. The protest was organised by the Community Action Network (CAN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Singapore concerned about freedom of expression, and civil and political rights. We thank … Read more

Amos Yee’s sentence: A dark day for freedom of expression

The four-week jail sentence handed down to Singapore teenage blogger Amos Yee violates the right to freedom of expression and should be quashed, Amnesty International said today. The sentence against the 16-year-old boy was backdated to 2 June 2015 so he was able to leave court this afternoon, having already served the jail time. A … Read more

Freedom of expression – a struggle by us, and with us

By Howard Lee The recent lecture and discussion featuring journalism professor Cherian George, blogger Alex Au and film-maker Ken Kwek, “Deliberating the Freedom of Expression in Singapore”, could not have brought together a panel that is more experienced on the subject matter, and clearly their animated take on this nagging issue was well placed. As … Read more

Teenager behind offensive video to face 3 charges today

16-year-old Amos Yee faces 3 charges later today (31 March). He will be charged for wounding religious feelings, circulating obscene material and harassment. The charges come after more than 20 police reports were lodged his 8-minute video and blog where he criticizes Christians and the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The video has since been … Read more