Wikileaks Report: Singapore journalists refuse to obey the government

Wikileaks: PAP ensures positive press coverage Saturday, 03 September 2011 Singapore Democrats Viewing cable: Singapore Topic: Journalists Frustrated by Press Controls Released: 2011-08-30 Origin: US Embassy Singapore 1. Summary: Singapore journalists say they are increasingly frustrated with GOS-imposed limits on their domestic reporting. Political leaders put pressure on the Straits Times (ST) staff to ensure that the paper's domestic coverage follows the government line. Reporters say they are eager to produce more investigative and critical reporting, but they are stifled by editors who have been groomed to tow the line. Some reporters seek an outlet for their journalistic passions by serving as overseas correspondents, where ST allows reporters much greater latitude; others consider plying their trade elsewhere. Given that media restrictions are no greater now than in...

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