Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Investigating chilling effects: news media and public speech in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia


News media in Malaysia and Singapore are often said to be constrained in covering political and public issues, in comparison with countries such as Australia. This article from the Journal of International Communication investigates whether such restrictions and changes online can be seen. Results indicate when researching media reporting that it is the extent of civil society and political opposition that appear more significant constraints rather than the Internet itself. (Text adapted from AustralianPolicyOnline). Read the full article here

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