Singapore Media Watch

Friday, September 22, 2006

Outdoor protest ban elicits mixed reactions from delegates - TODAY 22 Sept 2006

From the article above, it appears that while delegates felt Singapore could be a bit more "liberal", most if not all are impressed with a well-organized meeting without any "disruptions".

However, this is not quite what the foreign press wrote of us:

IMF-WB meetings a PR nightmare for Singapore.
AFP 20 Sept 2006

The Quietest Conference
Haaretz Newsonline 20 Sept 2006

Wolf in speakers' corner for once
AFP 20 Sept 2006

Singapore deports Japanese, other activists arriving for IMF meeting
Kyodo news 18 Sept 2006

Rights group say 48 deported, banned in Singapore
Reuters 17 Sept 2006


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