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Wikileaks: Rift between Straits Times editors and reporters

Wikileaks: Rift between Straits Times editors and reporters

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Local journalists frustrated by self-censorship at Singapore’s flagship paper, with many seeing overseas reporting as an escape from a stifling environment at home.

By Terence Lee

Photo: Ruben Schade

A stunning Wikileaks document released three days ago highlighted what appear to be the private views of a few Straits Times journalists, all of whom expressed frustration at the control of the press exerted by the Singapore government in the media.

The diplomatic cable appears to have originated from the Singapore Embassy and was transmitted to the American Secretary of State. The cable was created in January 2009, expressing the state of affairs around that time. Read the full story