October 08, 2007
The blogging scene is flourishing in Singapore, even as the government continues its close scrutiny of the internet.
In the Ministerial Forum held at NTU on 4th October, MM Lee stresses how the government does not “block any access to any website, nor do we trace (anyone) on Yahoo or Google.”
This is confirmed by the OpenNet Initiative - an organisation that analyses internet censorship around the world. According to this report, Singapore “engages in minimal Internet filtering, blocking only a small set of pornographic Web sites, as a symbol of disapproval of their contents”.
However, despite this apparent lack of censorship on the internet, the government has a history of interfering in the blogging scene.
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