Singapore / 2006

Singapore: CPJ condemns ban on Far Eastern Economic Review

October 2, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 2, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a ban on the Far Eastern Economic Review, which has been hit with a criminal defamation lawsuit by the Singapore leadership for an article about an opposition politician. The Ministry of Information, Communications and Arts revoked the Review’s distribution...

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Singapore: Leaders again resort to lawsuits to muzzle press critics

September 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 14, 2006— The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the defamation suit brought by the Singapore leadership against the publisher and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review over an article about an opposition politician in the tightly controlled city-state. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father,...

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SINGAPORE: Critical writer’s column cancelled

July 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

JULY 6, 2006 Posted: July 10, 2006 Lee Kin Mun, Today HARRASSED The state-owned free tabloid Today cancelled the column of Lee Kin Mun, who writes under the name of Mr. Brown. Lee is also a well-known blogger in Singapore. Lee’s June 30 satirical newspaper column, “Singaporeans are fed up...

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Singapore: Politicians file defamation charges over critical commentary

May 5, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about criminal defamation charges recently filed by Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong against politicians responsible for the production of an opposition-run newspaper, The New Democrat. The Lees’ lawyer also threatened to...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists (Follow Links for More Details)

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I took the two magazines and spoke to the Supreme Court...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Asia Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region  ...

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