Category Archives: Southeast Asia

‘Act of Killing’ Blurs Lines Between Fiction and Reality

By Stephanie Brown Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing opens on a row of dancers in long skirts emerging gracefully from the mouth of a large fish. The next scene shows the dancers and several men in robes standing in front of a … Continue reading

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The BBC Sells Out to Public Relations

by Dan Gordon Special to Sutradhar’s Market Earlier this month, Britain’s The Independent noted that the BBC was broadcasting a television apology to 74 million of its viewers around the world.   The BBC, touted by many Americans who consider themselves … Continue reading

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Twitter’s New Censorship Policy: Betrayal or are the Protests Wrong?

by Echo Xie The end of January was all about internet freedom of expression. As if all the fuss from the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA), Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the proposed intellectual property treaty in the European Union … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Effective Disaster Management Role in Thailand’s Floods

by Swati Singh The government of Thailand should learn a lesson from how social media were used by its citizens during this year’s floods to provide accurate information and connect with the rest of the world.

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