Online Opposition in Singapore: Communications Outreach Without Electoral Gain

  title={Online Opposition in Singapore: Communications Outreach Without Electoral Gain},
  author={James Gomez},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={591 - 612}
  • James Gomez
  • Published 10 October 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Abstract The internet's public availability in Singapore has fostered a belief among opposition parties in the city-state that the internet will provide them with a new tool of external outreach to overcome local media bias and make electoral gains against the ruling People's Action Party. Ten years after the first opposition party went online, Singapore's opposition parties' online presence is small, its online external outreach weak and their electoral fortunes remain unchanged. Why is this… 
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