Singapore Internet Research Centre
The Singapore Internet Research Centre, based at the Nanyang Technological University, initiates and conducts research related to the Internet across Asia. It brings Asian experiences and perspectives to the global discussion about the development, impact, and potential of the Internet, and promotes broad-based multidisciplinary research in Internet development, e-services, new media use and social impact and policy.
Workshops for bloggers
Singapore’s socio-political bloggers have contributed to policy debates on Internet regulation, and promoted best practices through events organized by SIRC’s associates:
- A 2008 forum gave national prominence to a report, “Proposals for Internet freedom in Singapore” (http://citizen.journalism.sg/reform), parts of which were taken on-board by a government-appointed committee reviewing Internet regulation.
- In a 2009 workshop, “Blogging: You’ve Got the Power, Now Learn the Craft,” seasoned practitioners and other experts shared tips on how bloggers can gain influence through greater credibility and accountability – and how to navigate legal minefields (http://citizen.journalism.sg/resources).