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How Singapore’s media restrictions hurt even the PAP

World Press Freedom Day is traditionally a time to remember journalists who have suffered or died in the line of duty. By that measure,...
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Regulating hate speech: how not to do it

  Hate speech. You know it’s a perplexing problem when not even democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi can come up with a quotable...
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Media sustainability: Why J-schools must go upstream

Thoughts prepared for a session on Journalism Education in Myanmar, at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Yangon, 10 March 2014. More than...
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What democratic elections require from media

Social media are a mixed blessing for election coverage. This is the text of a talk at the Bali Media Forum 2013, held at...
HKTV dubbing artists Anakin Wong and Raymond Ng were among the staffers at the vigil on Tuesday night.

A very Hong Kong reaction to an Asia-wide problem

Hong Kongers tune in to the scandal that is TV regulation.   PROTEST has become such a fixture of Hong Kong life that it...
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Bhutanese press in soul-searching mood

Bhutan’s media are coming to grips with some home truths, but there may still be reason for cautious optimism. Weeks after their nation’s second...
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The unknowing of public knowledge

Even with abundant information and the removal of censorship, truth may not prevail. This the edited text of a plenary address to the IFLA...
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Taking responsibility for media quality

Offline or online, trust in the marketplace of ideas should not mean that citizens take a laissez faire attitude to media. This is a...
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Ethics that bloggers can pick up from pros

Bloggers who want to exercise their freedom in an ethical manner can shorten the learning process by drawing from codes of practice developed by...
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Educating journalists in Myanmar

Media educators are grappling with a number of dilemmas. Myanmar will face them too. This is the text of a talk on media education...

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This a blog of Cherian George, editor of the journal, Media Asia. The articles here focus on media freedom and related issues in Asia. The Resources page contains a list of links that researchers and students should find helpful. For information on how to contribute to the academic journal, Media Asia, please visit the journal’s site.

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