GP Tuition Page

Relevance of Censorship

GP Tuition

How can our GP Tuition help you?

Allow our GP Tuition programme to discover the language flair in you and shape your academic thinking under examination conditions. GP Tuition also gives you the competitive edge with exclusive educational resources, allowing you to complement your school’s current teaching. Additionally, you will obtain the necessary writing and short answer skills and become an effective writer while grasping the comprehension techniques.

GP Tuition programme

GP Tuition Programme is pioneered by GP Tutor Simon Ng to pave an opportunity for JC students to attain and polish a various number of skills and be conditioned to the rising difficulty of GCE A Level questions. We drill our students to be mature in their thinking through exposure of thematic concepts and cultivate argumentative skills to tackle essays. We also offer a Study with Simon Programme which consists of FREE revision classes every fortnight. This programme is aimed at perfecting writing skills and comprehension answers under a supervised environment.

Our programme also targets fun and engaging learning as we, as tutors, understand that learning can be a bore at times. By using different types of materials, we are able to capture the attention of our students easily.

J1 and J2 GP Tuition Workshop (Nov-Dec 2018)

JC students will develop crucial skills such as AQ analysis, writing techniques, critical thinking and content integration in preparation for the year ahead. Sign up now to get ready for the 2019 challenges!

J2 Economics Tuition Workshop (Nov-Dec 2018)

Attain consistency in your writing of economic essays by immersing in our wide scope of exam questions and consolidate your economic knowledge into an integrated sphere. Register now to get ready for 2019.

Address your education needs

Register for the 2018 GP Tuition Programme now.

Is censorship still relevant in Singapore?

Consisting of multitudes of themes and topics, GP is no easy subject to learn. Therefore, we provide free articles to help you and your friends to explore different topics at different time periods. This month’s issue will cover the relevance of censorship in our Singapore land.

Introduction

Censorship is defined as the suppression or prohibition of information and ideas that are considered politically unacceptable. In Singapore, information is regulated by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) to omit sensitive information within our multi-racial and multicultural society. As such, this article will give light to the relevance of censorship and its need in the current society of Singapore.

Main Body

Proponents of censorship would argue that censorship is still relevant in Singapore given the societal detriments in the current social media world. With culture of ease of usage and wide accessibility, social media has provided, unknowingly, a platform for ill-intent groups to do harm to the society. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer creation of online accounts to anyone, opening up opportunities for dissidents to spread distorted messages to the masses and henceforth, negatively influencing naive readers. In a sizeable muslim population of Singapore, tweets and facebook posts by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have sought to propagandise and recruit Singaporeans. Censorship is hence necessary to identify and disable these accounts so as to prevent the spread of ISIS propaganda. As these propaganda acts increase, there is more relevancy in imposing censorship in Singapore.

Additionally, censorship in Singapore is aimed at upholding the social fabric, many a time disrupted by local actors. In such a racially diverse state like Singapore, racial slurs and slanders weigh heavily in divisive forces. Simple cases can easily lead to misunderstanding amongst races, threatening to tear the present social adhesive. To combat this, Singapore censorship stems down on disruptive messages and publicise such cases so that the public is aware of the problems and is shielded from its harmful effects. In 2015, the couple behind socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS) – Yang Kaiheng and Ai Takagi – were each charged with seven counts of sedition for promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different groups of people. In a separate case, Amos Yee was charged for making offensive or wounding remarks against Christianity and for circulating obscene imagery. These cases show how serious Singapore is in protecting its painstaking social harmony and will prevent anyone from attempting to divide the four races in the nation. Therefore, in a culturally and racially diversified state, censorship holds great relevance in order to uphold the social

Conclusion

With a small and fractious state like Singapore, it is prudent to place censorship shield Singaporeans from the harms of the outside world and prevent internal disruptions from happening. Nonetheless, it is myopic to merely view censorship in the positive light as Singapore strives to be an open economy – one that emcompasses freedom of speech as well. These issues will, hence, be opened up and discussed in other articles.

What other GP issues do we discuss?

In addition to censorship, it is inevitable to touch on related topics in order to develop greater understanding of the broader theme. Related topics, that we discuss, will cover the desirability of press regulation, history of fake news and the issues regarding freedom of speech.

Commentary Features

Rate our GP Tuition programme and give us your views about the relevance of censorship in the local context.