02 Sep '11, 7am

mrbrown: L'infantile terrible of Singapore: I am on Wikileaks too. What we already know about the media here in SG.

SUBJECT: JOURNALISTS FRUSTRATED BY PRESS CONTROLS ¶1. (C) 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 the past, reporters' increasing frustration may reflect this generation's rising expectations. End Summary. ¶2. (C) Comment: The traditional media in Singapore ar...

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