Free Speech Isn’t For Everyone

Whenever it seems as if our current government is working overtime to restrict constitutionally protected speech, something pops up to remind me that things could be worse.

From a blogger in Singapore by way of Boing Boing.

The government here in Singapore is banning all podcasting and videocasting during the upcoming elections. They are also requiring bloggers who want to speak up during the election to register themselves with the local broadcasting authority. Furthermore, once they are registered, they are required to take down their posts if the government deems it unsuitable.

Contrast that with the recent ruling by the Federal Election Commission which pretty much offers bloggers (probably podcasters as well) free reign during the upcoming elections.

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