Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Blogging during elections reviewed

Dr. Lee Boon Yang, Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts, said that Government will work towards a "lighter touch" at Internet content, blogs and podcasts in the next general election.

He was speaking at the annual PR Academy Conference.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

PAP and "negative Internet"

Ms Denise Phua of the People's Action Party mentioned the need for the party to manage the "negative Internet". She was concerned about the potentially negative image that blogs portrayed about the General Elections.

She was speaking at an election post-mortem organised by the National University of Singapore Society.

More information from Today.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

CNA accused of falsification

Channel NewsAsia is accused of falsifying its screen grabs of Singapore Election Watch. Titles of two entries had supposedly been removed in the news broadcast.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Blogging activity up on elections

Blogging activity about the elections increased significantly, with a huge jump during the nine-day election period.

On average, there were about 40 elections-related blog entries a day, up from the average 20 entries. During the election period, this number went over 190.

This analysis was reported by NexLabs.

More information from Channel NewsAsia.

Contributed by Yuhui.