Episode
July 20, 2015

Room for dissent in Singapore?

Legal cases involving bloggers have Singaporeans questioning the limitations of free speech.
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In Singapore, how free is free expression? The case of teenage blogger Amos Yee has restarted conversations in the country about online censorship and the limits of dissent. Rights activists say the Singaporean government has a history of suppressing political criticism through costly lawsuits and hate speech laws. How have recent legal cases involving bloggers impacted free speech? Join our online conversation at 15:30 GMT. 
 



On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Kirsten Han @kixes
Journalist 
spuddings.net

Ken Kwek @UnluckyPlaza
Filmmaker
unluckyplazamovie.com

Gilbert Cheah
Managing director, Edipresse Media Singapore  

Mike Ang @nextSGstory
Founder, Next Singapore Story
nextsingaporestory.sg

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