02 Jun '12, 4pm

An extract from Cherian George's latest book on the detention of writers in Singapore by the ISA. Do take a look!

Mightier than the pen: Remembering ISA detentions of writers by Cherian George June 2nd, 2012 Above: This afternoon's event at Hong Lim Park commemorated the 25th anniversary of Operation Spectrum. It was organised by Maruah and Function 8. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Operation Spectrum, the arrests under the Internal Security Act of young Singaporean activists who were labelled Marxist conspirators. The use of the ISA as a means to tame the media is described in my book, Freedom From The Press . Here is an extract from the book. The list of individuals detained since the PAP came to power in 1959 includes several who were involved in media, although many of them were hauled up not for their media work as such, but for their activities in opposition parties, trade unions and other organisations. Targets of the 1963 crackdown included Singapore National Union of...

Full article: http://journalism.sg/2012/06/02/remembering-isa-detention...

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