The Banning of Podcasts in Election Campaigns: Regulating the Spaces for Political Marketing on the Internet

By Yasmin Ibrahim.

Published by The Technology Collection

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In the 2006, general election in Singapore, the Internet again became a source of contention with the authorities announcing new measures to ban podcasting and videocasting by political parties. The authorities also expressed an intent to moderate content which they deemed as ‘explicitly political’ by bloggers creating a new wave of anxiety about freedom of expression online in the tiny island state. The Singapore government has over the years enacted various regulations to mediate the political potential of cyberspace. This paper revisits the use of the Internet for political communication and particularly political marketing, and the use of cumulative laws to shape the virtual environment for political discourse.

Keywords: Internet, Political Communication, Political Advertising, Regulations

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.45-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 515.415KB).

Dr. Yasmin Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer, Media and Information Studies, University of Brighton, UK


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