The study of Open Data in Asia by Waltraut Ritter draws on field research and interviews in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Visiting Singapore writer and academic tells a Foreign Correspondents' Club audience that arguments about Singapore's "good governance" are not sufficient to explain the ruling party's decades-long hold on power and its ability to suppress press freedoms. Rather, a combination of factors such as market forces and self-restraint, e.g., more use of civil law, have become the preferred tools to curtail media freedoms.
One of the main tasks for journalists has been always to make sense of the complex changes occurring in the world, and the need for journalists to continue to play this role will not change. This is the view of Dr. Cherian George, a Singaporean writer and academic who is currently a visiting professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.