Tag Archives: Media

Covid19: Unethical Zaobao Journalist Published Story Taken From Instagram Without Permission

A Zaobao journalist known on IG as @songpei published a story on an NTU student who had Covid19, and took pictures from the latter's Instagram story without permission. The journalist had tried to ask the student for an interview about his experience with Covid, but the student declined and rejected him. However, he still went ahead to publish the story with the latter's IG pictures, and even details of his family members.

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SINGAPORE’S PRESS FREEDOM IMPROVED! JUMPS FROM 154 TO 151

Congratulations! Singapore has improved in press freedom by jumping from the 154th to 151st ranking worldwide. This is based on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index collated by Reporters Without Borders. Singapore is ranked 151 because of our intolerant government and strict censorship. The report described our government as one that will not hesitate to sue others who think otherwise. It said that defamation charges are rather common here and also raised issues with our increasingly strict censorship. We were placed 154th a year ago and are currently ranked below Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Bangladesh. Seriously?

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CLASSY MALAYSIAN MEDIA TALKS ABT ATHLETES THAT DID’NT WIN GOLD VS SG MEDIA

The difference between how the Malaysian media talks about their athletes that don't win gold medals vs. how the Singaporean media talk about theirs. Rather embarrassing behavior from the local media, from them chewing out Quah Zheng Wen to this. Regardless of how they do or what media sound bites they don't give you, these athletes represent the country and we should be so proud of them. It wasn't that long ago that we glorified our athletes regardless, but you win just ONE gold medal and suddenly that's the new minimum requirement.

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