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The press is like a feral beast

by TONY BLAIR July 3rd, 2007 In one of his final speeches before stepping down as Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair held an unflattering mirror up to the press. His widely reported speech (it…




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Few takers for online dissent, say experts

by JUSTIN ZHUANG AND LIN JUNJIE June 27th, 2007 While the Internet has opened up unprecedented opportunities for dissent, Singaporeans have not exploited it, said panelists at a media conference yesterday. “Singaporeans just do not…


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Content and Credibility Key to Newspapers’ Survival

by JUSTIN ZHUANG June 25th, 2007 Singapore’s most powerful newspaper publisher admits that “the days of easy growth… are behind us”. But, “unique and differentiated content” plus “credibility and trust” will help newspapers continue to…



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Changing the information landscape

by ALEX AU June 23rd, 2007 Alex Au argues for a Freedom of Information Act to improve the level of transparency in Singapore. We have known nothing but a ruling class that sees itself as…