PAP harnesses new media at convention



November 2nd, 2009

For the first time, the People’s Action Party (PAP) has employed the use of new media on a large scale. This includes the party’s first political videos since the ban on such films was lifted. There were instant updates on the PAP website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. It is part of a broader effort to update and refresh the party image and reach out to the wider public.

Click here for the full report by Channel News Asia.

Click here for the official PAP Party Convention website.

Click here for the Young PAP Facebook group, which includes photos and recruitment videos.

The Films Act

The Films Act was modified this March, partially lifting a decade-long ban on political films. The first political film to be allowed under the new rules is Martyn See’s ‘Singapore Rebel’, a documentary on Chee Soon Juan.

Click here for the Straits Times coverage of the amendments to the Films Act.

Click here for an article by Agence France-Presse on the lifting of the ban.

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