In recent times Prabowo Subianto’s presidential campaign has often manifested as a peculiar spectacle, characterised by colourful and highly unpredictable politicking. In one such unorthodox campaign manoeuvre, earlier last month, Prabowo released an autobiographical documentary entitled Prabowo Sang Patriot (‘Prabowo the Patriot’), in which he is self-indulgently portrayed as the mortal embodiment of myriad, vainglorious Javanese and Indonesian stereotypes – from ancient, indefatigable warrior descendent, to paternalistic agro-lover and solider of ‘the people.’
Singapore “citizen journalism” portal Straits Time Online Mobile Print (STOMP), a subsidiary of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has provoked the ire of 23,000 signees of a public petition to shut down the website. STOMP is a community based platform and has gained notoriety for publishing fabricated news, and for publishing articles that seem aimed to inflame sentiments. Its main competitor is The Real Singapore (TRS). While TRS is owned privately, STOMP is run by a national media outlet.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy has died. He was 85. He died of renal failure Monday morning, family said.
People have had enough. After years of “citizen journalism” platform STOMP indulging in public shaming, a petition has popped up on Change.org asking Singapore Press Holdings – the owner and publisher of the website – to shut it down. Started by Robin Li, the petition now has over 22,000 signatures.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country. Police say Hamid Mir, a host on the private television broadcaster Geo, was wounded in the attack Saturday near Karachi’s airport.
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