Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are her own.
I’ve recently done two things that I’ve rarely, if ever, done before: I watched a Jolin Tsai music video and breached my own savings plan (no more books, Kirsten, you have nowhere to put them!) to buy a graphic novel.
I only have Singapore to thank for this widening of my horizons; it would never have occurred to me to do either of these things if various government bodies had not done what they did.
Last weekend the news emerged that Jolin Tsai’s song and music video We’re All Different, Yet The Same could not be broadcast on television and radio. In true Singaporean fashion, this move was reported as not a ban, then as a ban, but only a little bit, because semantics.
On Saturday, The Straits Times reported that graphic novelist SonnyRead More »from COMMENT: Singapore fails to understand the Streisand Effect, over and over