Stories about Singapore

News website faces police probe in Singapore for boosting Facebook posts during elections

"We condemn the abuse of the law to harass independent media and critics. We denounce the lack of independence of the Singapore Elections Department."

Singapore prime minister sues independent news website for defamation

The prime minister is suing The Online Citizen over an article that tackled the leader’s public feud with his siblings.

What will it take to combat digital authoritarianism in Southeast Asia?

"Applied to the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, digital authoritarianism refers to how the internet has been weaponized in aid of existing authoritarian regimes."

Singapore parliament approves ‘anti-fake news’ law — will this curtail free speech?

The law gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is "false" and should thus be censored or corrected.

Facebook comment about throwing an egg at Singapore minister triggers police probe

"To be honest, I don't feel much regret. I feel it's a matter of freedom of speech, and that we have a right to voice such opinions."

Singaporean activist sentenced to 16 days in jail after hosting video chat with HK youth leader Joshua Wong

"There’s no sentence that I’d consider fair, because he should never have been charged."

Singapore government threatens critics and independent media with defamation claims

"How can a prime minister be offended by someone sharing a Facebook post?"

Will Singapore's plan to combat ‘deliberate online falsehoods’ stifle free speech?

"…the biggest threat to the stability and growth of the democratic process in Singapore is the government’s control of the media and information."

Netizen Report: Malaysia Outlaws ‘Fake News’ — Will Singapore Be Next?

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore? Activists Bristle After Police Detain Performance Artist

Under Singapore’s strict Public Order Act, a single person can be held liable for participating in an illegal assembly.

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