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The cover story, continued

It started with a gimmicky Facebook appeal: which cover design did my Facebook friends prefer? They voted and there was a clear favourite: But there was also a strong suggestion that the photo I’d picked…



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The news doesn’t wait, so more edits needed

My poor publisher. I’ve had to make more changes to the text, which has already been typeset. This time, it’s because this week’s threatened libel suit against a prominent website meant I have to update…





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The trust deficit

Freedom From The Press shows how the Singapore government has tried to insulate itself from press scrutiny in order to give the executive maximum room for manoeuvre. In the final chapter, I suggest that are…


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Public policy, public opinion and the trust deficit

by CHERIAN GEORGE January 17th, 2012 Edited extract of a presentation at the Institute of Policy Studies’ Singapore Perspectives 2012 conference, 16 January 2012. The government is convinced that making its presence felt in social…