Debating Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Law
Ambassador Mirpuri: Determining what is or is not a fact is defined by well-established jurisprudence. Salil Tripathi: Past Singaporean jurisprudence of some libel cases involving critical opinions about Singapore in the international media suggests a less rosy conclusion.
August 19, 2019
Singapore: Laboratory of Digital Censorship
The new law empowers any government minister to demand corrections from anyone who has generated content that the minister believes is fake and to dictate the words and phrases of that correction; the government can also ask for the content to be taken down, and require Internet service providers or platforms to prevent access to it.
July 19, 2019
The Truth of ‘The Troubles’
The Loughinisland story matters because it raises universal questions about how societies reckon with the past, particularly when that history involves crimes committed in an internal conflict. Transparency is vital for democracies to ensure that mistakes are not repeated and misdeeds not overlooked.
February 22, 2019
Bangladesh’s Authoritarian Turn
Hoodwinking international donor countries and suppressing internal dissent, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hopes to be re-elected virtually unopposed. Noisy students, witnesses taking photographs, and critical journalists have been warned.
August 15, 2018