Freedom from the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore

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For several decades, the city-state of Singapore has been an international anomaly, combining an advanced, open economy with restrictions on civil liberties and press freedom. Freedom from the Press analyses the republic’s media system, showing how it has been structured ”like the rest of the political framework” to provide maximum freedom of manœuvre for the People's Action Party (PAP) government.

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Cherian George is an Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

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...A must-read for anyone interested in an intelligent understanding of how the city-state ticks... --Correspondent, July 2012

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