Singapore Media Watch

Friday, September 22, 2006

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

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/144084.asp

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
http://www.thenational.com.pg/092006/column6.htm


The Quietest Conference
Haaretz Newsonline 20 Sept 2006
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/765100.html

Wolf in speakers' corner for once
AFP 20 Sept 2006
http://www.gulftimes.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=108118&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25


Singapore deports Japanese, other activists arriving for IMF meeting
Kyodo news 18 Sept 2006
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060918/kyodo/d8k6u4i80.html


Rights group say 48 deported, banned in Singapore
Reuters 17 Sept 2006
http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-09-17T160027Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-267987-1.xml

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