The Elephant in the Room
With Singapore Press Holdings having a near-complete monopoly over the print media and with the Media Development Authority reviewing material to be consumed by the public, Singapore has been accused of being a soft autocracy with regards to media. Many internet-savvy citizens have taken to the domain of the Internet to air their views and provide alternative news for the public.
Is the government being so invested in the media the best-fit solution? Or should the media be more liberalized to allow for differing viewpoints and opinions?
Monday, 15 October 2012, 7.30pm
Common Lounge, Level 1
No registration required
Panel of speakers:
Mr. Alex Au (Blogger - Yawning Bread)
Assoc. Professor Elizabeth V. Cardoza (Department of Communications and New Media, NUS)
Tan Pei En (Student)