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24 June 2015
Arrested for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, Singaporean Teen Blogger Amos Yee is Now Being Evaluated for Autism
Amos Yee was arrested last March after he uploaded a YouTube video criticizing Lee Kuan Yew. After several rounds of court hearings, authorities have decided to evaluate Yee for autism.
8 May 2015
"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."
21 April 2015
8 March 2015
Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’
"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."
31 May 2014
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued blogger Roy Ngerng for defamation in connection to a blog article alleging that the leader was involved in corruption.
24 March 2014
Cyber harassment, bullying, and online stalking are now criminalized in Singapore. Will it lead to the protection of Internet users or curtailment of free speech?
23 December 2013
The Breakfast Network socio-political news site ceased operations in Singapore after rejecting new state licensing requirements. The issue has revived debate on Singapore's so-called "light touch" Internet regulation.
8 October 2013
Both off and online, censorship is still enforced in several Southeast Asian countries through the use of draconian laws and strict media regulation.
10 June 2013
An estimated crowd of 2,000 people joined a protest assembly in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park last June 8, 2013 to oppose the government’s new licensing scheme for news websites. Organized...
8 June 2013
A new animated video explains how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement being negotiated by the United States and ten governments from around the Pacific region, could have...