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Contentious Journalism and the Internet
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A look at websites in Malaysia and Singapore hat have emerged on the margins of the political system to challenge mainsteam media.

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Acknowledgments
1. Bringing Cyberspace Down to Earth
2. State and Media in Malaysia and Singapore
3. "Narrow Tailoring" and the Internet Dilemma
4. Contentious Media in Theory and Practice
5. Sintercom: Harnessing of Virtual Community
6. Think Centre: Activism Through Journalism
7. Harakah: The Power of Partisanship
8. Malaysiakini: Independence at a Price
9. Contentious Media in Comparative Perspective
10. A Democratic Case for Media Diversity
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Cherian Georgem is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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This is an erudite and, at times, witty summation of the decade-long efforts on the part of two Asian authoritarian governments to alternatively co-opt, rein in and control the new media. It also offers good discursive asides on democratic culture and media culture in general. . . . George's book will remain the standard on Singapore and Malaysia cyber media for some time.

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