Singapore Day – Protest in New York

medium_logo01.gifDesmond Yen has been in touch with me to help publicise a protest he intends to hold in New York on the 21st of April. I have included extracts from the emails I have received. Desmond asks that if you are in the area and would like to join him in a protest against the ongoing defamation case and banning of the Far Eastern Economic Review in Singapore, then get in touch with him directly via the email provided.

If you wish to gain access to the events you will need to first of all register.

update Thursday 12th April 2007 – the event will now be held in New York City’s Wollman Rink in Central Park on APR 21 ]

Hi – have you heard about Singapore Day in NYC on APR 21? It will be at Bryant Park.

www.singaporeday.sg

I plan to be there and protest Singapore’s censuring of the Far Eastern Economic Review, by handing out copies of articles. I hope you will publicise this event and encourage people to come and ask some tough questions to the Singapore government heads that will be there.

freespeechsingapore@gmail.com

I will help to coordinate if anyone else would like to join me. Please note this will be a peaceful, non-violent protest meant to educate people about free press and free expression rights in Singapore.

I want to thank you for the information you post on your site. You are quite courageous to challenge the structures of power in Singapore.

Regards,

Desmond

Relevant Articles:
FEER and Singapore
Reporters Without Borders’ 2007 Singapore Annual Report
The Geopolitics of Asian Cyberspace
Feer to appeal against court decision to proceed with suit
FEER fails in attempt to move defamation case out of Singapore
Magazine, prime minister face off in court
The FEER Article that Caused Offence

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Lived in Singapore for 6 wonderful years and has been blogging since 2003, under various names but always on Singaporean issues.

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