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Proposed law on contempt of court threatens press freedom in Singapore

August 5, 2016 1:59 PM ET

Bangkok, August 5, 2016 - Singaporean lawmakers should scrap proposed legislation on what constitutes contempt of court in news reporting and public commentary, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The draft law's penalties for violations, including possible prison terms for criticizing the judiciary, threaten to entrench more self-censorship...

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Singapore court sentences online editor for sedition

March 24, 2016 12:04 PM ET

Bangkok, March 24, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Singaporean court's sentencing Wednesday of an Australian editor of a now-defunct independent Singaporean news website, and calls on authorities to stop jailing journalists and censoring websites....

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Singaporean authorities shut down The Real Singapore news website

May 5, 2015 11:19 AM ET

Bangkok, May 5, 2015--Singaporean authorities on Sunday ordered an independent news website to be shut down, citing the website's content as being objectionable to state interests, according to news reports. The Real Singapore is the first news website to be shut down under Singapore's licensing regulations, introduced in 2013, according...

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For clues to censorship in Hong Kong, look to Singapore, not Beijing

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

When journalists covering pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014, got word that protesters were having problems with cell phone service, it appeared to be a familiar response from governments across the world to dissent....

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Singapore blogger jailed for critical Lee Kuan Yew video

March 30, 2015 3:43 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest on Sunday of a teenage video blogger in Singapore and calls on authorities to release him immediately....

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Singapore blogger convicted of contempt of court

January 23, 2015 3:21 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2015--A Singapore court on Thursday convicted a blogger on contempt of court charges in connection with an article he wrote that was critical of the judiciary, news reports said....

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Singapore imposes licensing fees on news websites

May 29, 2013 12:17 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2013--Singapore's plan to impose licensing fees on news websites will further stifle the press in the city-state's already claustrophobic media atmosphere, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attacks on the Press: Internet Opening Is Shrinking

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam had vibrant blogospheres--until the crackdowns. By Shawn W. Crispin...

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Singapore forces popular site to register as political group

January 26, 2011 5:35 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2011--In a concerning move against political commentary in advance of upcoming general elections, the government of Singapore has ordered a journalistic website to register as a political association, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Online Citizen says it has complied with the order, and has announced...

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Singapore gives jail time to writer critical of death penalty

November 16, 2010 4:46 PM ET

New York, November 16, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Singapore High Court's sentencing of British author Alan Shadrake to prison over his book criticizing the nation's judiciary....

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