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Contents Acknowledgments ix Singapore Politics and Media: A Primer xi 1. Introduction: Beyond the Singapore Paradox 1 2. Journalism Tamed: The Mechanics of Media Control 23 3. Inside the Press: Routines, Values and “OB” Markers 46 4. Government Unlimited: The Ideology of State Primacy 71 5. Calibrated Coercion: The State Strategy of Self-Restraint 93 6. The Harmony Myth: Asian Media’s Radical Past 117 7. Freedom of the Press: A Cause Without Rebels 137 8. Alternative Online Media: Challenging the Gatekeepers 158 9. Rise of the Unruly: Media Activism and Civil Disobedience 183 10. Networked Hegemony: Consolidating the Political System 200 Notes 226 Bibliography 256 Index 268 vii FM-Freedom from the Press vii FM-Freedom from the Press vii 4/2/12 2:56:18 PM 4/2/12 2:56:18 PM FM-Freedom from the Press viii FM-Freedom from the Press viii 4/2/12 2:56:19 PM 4/2/12 2:56:19 PM ...