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Archives 2005-1014: Features

November 10, 2005

AAAS Names Winners of 2005 Science Journalism Awards

Stories about nature in all its complexity, from the impact of climate change to the frontiers of cosmology to the mysterious stranding of dolphins in a Florida mangrove swamp, are among the winners of the 2005 Science Journalism Awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a press release issued by the association said on Tuesday. Independent panels of science journalists chose the winners of the awards, which honor excellence in science writing for print, radio... MORE
November 2, 2005

Singapore leader defends lack of press freedom

One of Singapore's top leaders has defended the lack of journalistic freedom in the country. Former prime minister Goh Chok Tong feels a liberal press is not necessarily good for every country. Goh's statement came in Singapore on Monday during the fifth anniversary dinner of Today, a free tabloid. DARK GLITTER: The RSF World Press Freedom Index said Singapore's low ranking was due to the complete absence of independent media, the application of prison sentences for press offences, media self-... MORE
October 9, 2005

A confirmation of your fears: The Times are bad indeed

The Times of India, by any means, is not the largest circulated daily in the country. Yet, if one sifts through all media criticism in various media, one would see that most of it is de facto criticism of this newspaper alone. Not without reason, though. And we will go into these reasons in good time. It was not surprising that the newspaper’s brazen declaration that it would be hawking its editorial space for anyone who stakes for it, evoked outrage and widespread condemnation. While most of... MORE