Nearly a year ago, we embarked on the Citizens’ Agenda: our quest to find out what our Singaporean community thinks are the most important issues facing Singapore, and then to write and commission articles on those subjects. Now, with Singapore’s General Election looming, we complete our journey by telling you how the political parties responded to the issues.
As academic freedom, freedom of expression, and student activism continued to be actively suppressed in Singapore, we republish this article from October 1954 reflecting on how crucial all three are to the future development of the country and its democracy.
New Naratif responds to the use of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) against it by the PAP government of Singapore, and reiterates our opinions on POFMA’s impact on freedom of expression in Singapore.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and this is how they responded based on their constituency.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and they were very clear about the biggest issues facing Singapore and what they want politicians to talk about at the next election.
In Stage 1 of The Citizens’ Agenda, New Naratif asked Singaporeans readers what they think are the most important issues facing Singapore, and what they’d like political candidates to talk about in the next general election. Here’s what our readers said (and didn’t say).
Stories to watch this week: Indonesia grapples with flooding, Malaysia has its first woman Chief Justice, Thailand crowns its new king and Singapore is on its way to passing its “fake news” bill.
The Singapore government is seeking to pass new legislation to deal with “fake news” and misinformation on the Internet. Critics have already raised concerns about freedom of expression and press freedom, but less discussed thus far are issues related to academic freedom in the city-state.
This week in Southeast Asia: a broad anti-fake news bill is proposed in Singapore, the leader of the Future Forward Party is slapped with charges in Thailand, and an inquiry in Malaysia concludes that the police were responsible for the disappearance of two activists.
It’s been about a year since Singapore’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods held its open hearings. Although no Bills have yet been tabled, Singapore is expecting legislation to deal with “fake news” and foreign interference. But what would their impact be?