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Press controls and the myth of the online bypass

Text of a talk at the Singapore Management University law school, 3 September 2012. When I started writing about press freedom issues more than 25 years ago, most Singaporeans seemed to believe that independent media…




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Freedom From The Press reviewed in TOC

by CHERIAN GEORGE August 13th, 2012 One of the biggest challenges I set myself in writing Freedom From The Press was to ensure that an essentially academic monograph would also be accessible by the lay…


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Interview with Malaysia’s BFM radio

Sharaad Kuttan of Malaysia’s business radio station, BFM, did an interview with me for his programme about the media. The interview starts at the tail end of the first segment of his 16 June 2012…






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Thank you, NUS Press

In April 2009, I met NUS Press managing director Paul Kratoska to ask if he would be interested in publishing a book on the Singapore press system. He said yes (subject to the usual review…