Bloggers protest against rules for news websites in Singapore

A mock gravestone decries online rules in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

About 1,500 Singaporeans led by local bloggers protested yesterday over new government licensing rules for news websites that they say curtail freedom of expression.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 8:59am

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez allowed to leave Cuba on tour

Cuban blogger Yoanis Sanchez waves goodbye to her family at Havana's airport. Photo: AFP

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, who has been denied permission to travel abroad for many years, was allowed to embark on Sunday on a three-month trip to Latin America, Europe and the United States.

“My trip will begin in Brazil and could take me to as many as 12 countries,” Sanchez said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mysterious Xi Jinping blogger reveals himself: 'It is just me'

Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets with sanitation workers in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

For weeks, a mysterious microblog has been lifting a veil from around China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, with candid snapshots from his travels that defy the typically stiff and staged images of the leadership presented in state media.

11 Feb 2013 - 10:17am

Leveson: regulate bloggers and Twitter users as well as newspapers

Judge Brian Leveson. Photo: AFP

The man who led the inquiry into Britain's phone-hacking scandal warned that bloggers and tweeters should be subject to the same laws as traditional media outlets, to prevent a decline in standards of journalism.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

Iran to probe anti-government blogger's death in custody

Iran's parliament will investigate the death of a blogger in police custody, following international condemnation of the incident.

Sattar Beheshti, 35, was arrested on October 30, rights groups reported, after receiving death threats. Beheshti, who ran an anti-government blog, died in custody, possibly from torture, Amnesty International said.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

China blogger apologises for Federer death threat

The blogger who made a death threat against Roger Federer said he had apologised, but remained at large after vowing to “assassinate” the world number one.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am

Blog blocked over HK vigil

BEIJING - A mainland microblogger who had more than four million followers had his microblog taken down by censors. The blogger had posted a photo that some internet users linked to the candle-light vigil in Hong Kong Monday night on the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A job to dive for

A consolation prize may await some of the adventure seekers who lost out to Briton Ben Southall in the 2009 race for the 'best job in the world', a six-month stint taking care of Australia's Great Barrier Reef islands for Tourism Queensland.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Bloody Map' marks illegal land seizures

A mainland blogger marked illegal land grabs and property demolitions on Google maps and called the public to boycott 'blood-stained apartments' built on these locations.

The 'Bloody Map' site had registered about 50,000 visits by yesterday, and many of the visitors were adding updates, Xinhua reported.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Blogs are great - if we avoid slang

Writing blogs has become a mania which has swept all walks of life, all over the world. A lot of teenagers write what happened that day on their blog instead of in a diary.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Man of taste

The foodie known as Cha Xiu-bao is considered Hong Kong's No 1 food blogger - he featured prominently in an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (season three), was filmed for Gourmet Magazine's television programme, Diary of a Foodie, and is referred to regularly by fellow food bloggers and on websites such as eGullet and Chowhound.

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


I have recently become interested in blogging but have no idea how to do this or even where to begin. Is there a simple way to do it? Will it cost a lot?

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14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Bloggers rejoice over retreat on real names

Bloggers yesterday welcomed the central government's apparent backdown on a plan to force online diarists to register their real names with service providers, saying it was a sign that 'authorities realised the blog world cannot be controlled through unreasonable measures'.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

A new hope

Food bloggers around the world are uniting for the third annual 'Menu for Hope' fundraising drive, to provide hunger relief for needy people. The first Menu for Hope, which was started by Pim Techamuanvivit for her blog, Chez Pim ( raised money to help victims of the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami; this year's fundraiser benefits the UN World Food Programme.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Blogging can be fun but will rule your life

I really want to blog but I have no idea how to get started. I put blog into Google and there were just too many hits for me to follow. I am very much a beginner and I am not all that technical. Is this going to be really difficult for someone like me?

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am