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'Bürger-Journalismus' Widersprüchlichkeiten in der Berichterstattung über die allgemeinen Wahlen in Singapur


  • James Gomez


The political expression of ordinary Internet users in Singapore has received the attention of some scholars but very little has been specifically written about citizen journalism during general elections. Since the arrival of the Internet in Singapore in 1995, the Action Party (PAP) government has actively sought to control the supply of online political content during the election campaign period. This paper looks at how online political expressions of ordinary Internet users and the regulations to control them have taken shape during the last three general elections in 1997, 2001 and 2006. In absolute electoral terms there seems to have been no impact over the last three general elections. However, as a supplementary medium for alternative information during elections, the Internet has made some headway. It remains to be seen if this headway will have an impact on the absolute electoral results in future elections or become the target of increased control.

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  • James Gomez, 2006. "'Bürger-Journalismus' Widersprüchlichkeiten in der Berichterstattung über die allgemeinen Wahlen in Singapur," Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, vol. 25(6), pages 3-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:gig:soaktu:v:25:y:2006:i:6:p:3-34

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