OPINION: Singapore’s Alternative Media: Fighting for Freedom - Kirstan Han

The Diplomat, 29 Aug 2013
Despite vigorous government attempts to control it, independent media continues to emerge in Singapore.
Laws and regulations such as the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act and the Broadcasting Act have ensured the PAP government has a dominant voice in Singapore’s mainstream media. The internet, though, is an entirely different ballgame.
With high internet and smartphone penetration levels, Singaporeans share, converse, debate and quarrel with one another online every day. It is incredibly difficult to predict whether something will or will not go viral, but once it happens there’s no stopping it. Full story