Religious intolerance and free speech.
My new book examines how both the giving and taking of religious offence is being used as a political strategy. It will be released by the MIT Press in September. — Details on my Hate Spin website.
Why the law can't deal with hate propaganda: International Journal of Communication article — read here.
Managing religious diversity in Southeast Asia — read here.
I was invited to give an opening plenary talk at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Read it here.
Media freedom and independence.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS
My Media Asia website has links to useful resources about media freedom and independence in the region.
UNESCO's report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, is here. My chapter on media independence in Asia is here.
Visit my e-learning website explaining freedom of expression.
MediaAsia — This blog hosts my talks and essays on media issues in Asia, focusing on journalism and freedom of expression.
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND INDEPENDENCE
I've started a multi-country study of ethical best practices in Asian journalism, supported by a General Research Fund grant from the HK University Grants Committee.
PRESS FREEDOM & CENSORSHIP
I'm writing a chapter on Journalism, Press Freedom and Censorship for the Handbook of Communication Science.
JOURNALISM IN NON-DEMOCRACIES
In my article in Journalism, I argue against misguided moral relativism in journalism studies. Journalism has a shared normative commitment to democracy. “Diversity around a democratic core: The universal and the particular in journalism” is in issue 14(4) of the journal.
Singapore politics and media.
LEE KUAN YEW'S LEGACY
I've written a chapter on Lee Kuan Yew's philosophy on media, "Neoliberal 'good governance' in lieu of rights: Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore experiment", for the volume Speech and Society in the Digital Age, edited by Monroe Price and Nicole Stremlau, to be published by Cambridge University Press.
Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister I grew up with, died in March 2015. My half-hour interview with Maria Ressa of Rappler.com about Lee and his legacy is here.
My article, "Legal landmines and OB markers: Survival strategies for alternative media", has been published in Battle for Hearts and Minds: New Media and Elections in Singapore, edited by Tan Tarn How, Arun Mahizhnan and Ang Peng Hwa.
MY BLOGS ON SINGAPORE