Singapore opposition parties slam podcast ban

Podcasting enters the political arena. The ruling party in Singapore has banned political podcasts during the upcoming election. In a bizarre coincidence, now hold on for this one, it is the opposition parties who use podcasting the most.

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  1. […] When Channel News Asia published a report with Singaporean Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts Balaji Sadasivan saying that podcasts were excluded from the “positive list” of allowable election advertising, reactions varied. Asiapundit declared it wasn’t exactly a repression of free speech because private citizens could still give their political speeches in the free speech zone. Kevin of Theory.IsTheReason and Bob of Politics in the Zeroes both observe that only the SDP has been using podcasts for political reasons. Singapore Election Watch published a statement of SDP’s Chee Jooj Juan saying that the opposition feels it is the only real target of the ban. […]

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