30 Apr 2006

Call to Action

The comment below was submitted by an anonymous reader and I thought it deserved your attention.

Please call mediacorp as [a] member of the public to say how disgusting we find the misrepresentation of the non-PAP parties during their coverage of the election.

If everyone [of] us calls, they will change. Trust me. Many of the reporters WANT to report the TRUTH! However, they are stopped by their bosses.

We are Professionals & thinking people, [we] must do our part by giving them pressure from all sides. [If] enough pressure and professional support [is raised], the reporters will have call in figures to back their desire to want to report the TRUTH.

Many reporters are on our side, many policemen are on our side, they are Singaporeans too. We can support them by calling in & writing in.

Let's give them tons of calls and emails to press for TRUTH. We can make a difference. Each call can make a difference.

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What are you waiting for.....pick up the phone and call, logon and email. Give them support to report the TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH.

Some reporters said they hate the censor and want to resign, they need our support, they need our encourgement, they need to hear from us to know that they are not fighting alone against their bosses.

By Anonymous,



3 comments:

lim said...

A mass of exodus of journalists would force them to wake up. But of course they can always be filled with 'reporters' from the ISD.

Anonymous said...

Done. Here's the email I just sent.

Dear Editor,

I have just been to your website and am disappointed that your media is taking the liberal opportunity of presenting pro-PAP news features at the expense of the opposition, which doesn't do much to reduce the very widespread perception that your media company is a propaganda tool of the ruling party.

A quick glance of your homepage shows about 12 stories dedicated to the PAP's promotional campaigning while stories of the Opposition parties number a paltry few. Your "jumping" on the PAP bandwagon on defining the Opposition parties along the James Gomez minority form fiasco and the pending defamation lawsuits involving the SDP have not gone unnoticed.

Singapore Inc. has acquired a notorious reputation overseas in terms of its repressive political and social environment, having become bedfellows with some of the most oppressive regimes in the world including Burma, Saudi Arabia and China. Perhaps it may be a good strategic policy for your media to move away from your affinity with the establishment and move towards establishing yourself as a credible, independent media that peoples of the world can come to admire.

I am a member of your target audience group (the PMEBs) and I know that many of us having travelled widely and being educated, sophisticated world citizens are no fools in discerning and recognising the blatant bias in the reporting in your media.

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Anonymous said...

No, they won't put in reporters from ISD. This will be another industry up for grabs by Foreign Talent - why ? becos Singaporeans don't want to do mah!