Internet regulation in Singapore : a policy/ing discourse

Birch, David and Lee, Terence 2000, Internet regulation in Singapore : a policy/ing discourse, Media international Australia : culture and policy, vol. 95, pp. 147-169.

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Title Internet regulation in Singapore : a policy/ing discourse
Author(s) Birch, David
Lee, Terence
Journal name Media international Australia : culture and policy
Volume number 95
Start page 147
End page 169
Publisher Australian Key Centre for Cultural & Media Policy
Place of publication Nathan, Qld.
Publication date 2000-05
ISSN 1329-878X
Summary Little has been written critically about Singapore's approach towards Internet regulation and policy/ing. This paper therefore seeks to disambiguate the social, cultural and political aspects of Internet regulation in Singapore. We provide an analysis of Singapore's Internet content regulation, and an update of the information (technology) scene in Singapore, including its converging broadcasting, (tele)communications and media areas, all of which impact upon 'Internet policy'. We begin with an introduction to Singapore's policy-making style and an up-to-date account of Singapore's information aims and agendas. We then explore the ideology behind Singapore's Internet policy, especially censorship of content, and examine what is known as the 'light-touch' regulatory framework. We conclude that media conservatism is likely to continue in Singapore despite recent moves that would appear to 'open up' Singapore society.

Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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