The media and telecommunications of
Southeast Asia as a whole

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Publish and Be... News coverage depends on where you live
By Roger Mitton, Asiaweek, [December 1997]. ASEAN -- at least, its more developed nations -- is divided between two camps. In Manila and Bangkok, the media is wide open and wacky; in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, newspaper stories are vetted and predictable.
Asian Crisis Squeezes Free Press
By John Brandon, Christian Science Monitor, 1 April 1998. The negative effect the Asian financial crisis is having on journalists in Thailand and Indonesia has been largely overlooked. A responsible press can play an integral role in strengthening civil society and fostering ccountable government in both countries.
A new kind of cyberwar in Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam: Bloodless conflict
By Peter Eng, Columbia Journalism Review, Sept/Oct 1998. Across Southeast Asia, the Internet has given a potent liberation weapon to dissidents. Internet campaigns are based abroad, so they are safe from clampdowns. Internet activists, many working like journalists in a transnational newsroom, have transformed scattered voices into global dissident movements.
The Internet, a Handy Political Weapon
By Alecks Pabico, IPS, 14 January 1999. South-east Asia's well-entrenched regimes are finding they have something called the Web to contend with. Suharto's downfall was precipitated partly by a cyberspace expose of the assets owned by him, his family and his cronies, particularly on the mailing list Indonesia-L.