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Singapore: Art censorship draft legislation leaves artists dismayed

10 June 2014

Censorship has long dogged artists in Singapore. It is a dull ache, with the occasional painful twist. The most recent – and perhaps unintended – turn of the screw came on 12 May 2014 when the Media Development Authority released its proposed amendments to the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act for public consultation.

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The authority sees this new move as an ‘empowering’ one, and it could have been. But a myriad of punitive measures and caveats have left artists dismayed that it might encourage self-censorship.

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