Your Vote is Your Voice

3 May 2011

Is my vote really secret?

That is the question on many Singaporeans’ minds. As part of our public education efforts, MARUAH has produced a video to explain to voters why their vote really is secret.

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE

(WITH CHINESE SUBTITLES: 你的选票,你的声音)

(WITH MALAY SUBTITLES: SUARA ANDA ADALAH SUARA ANDA)

This video was put together by a team of volunteers. For the first time on video, Singaporeans from different walks of life come together to speak about their voting experiences. A former Straits Times journalist who had witnessed the actual destruction of the ballot papers from the 2006 General Elections also speaks about what he saw.

The video explains the voting process, and what happens to ballot papers after they are counted.

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MARUAH media monitoring: Day 3 (30 April 2011)

1 May 2011

MARUAH is conducting an election watch project. Part of this project includes monitoring the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY and The New Paper. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.)

Our findings on Day 3 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each party (in column inches)

Positive photos of each party

Neutral photos of each party

Negative photos of each party

Placement of each party in the paper


MARUAH media monitoring: Day 2 (29 April 2011)

30 April 2011

[post updated 1 May 2011 0050 hrs]

MARUAH is conducting an election watch project. Part of this project includes monitoring the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY and The New Paper. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.)

Our findings on Day 2 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a Powerpoint file.

Coverage of each party (in column inches)

MARUAH_29Apr11_Column inches

MARUAH_29Apr11_Column inches

Positive photos of each party

MARUAH_29Apr11_Positive photos

MARUAH_29Apr11_Positive photos

Neutral photos of each party

MARUAH_29Apr11_Neutral photos

MARUAH_29Apr11_Neutral photos

Negative photos of each party

MARUAH_29Apr11_Negative photos

MARUAH_29Apr11_Negative photos

Placement of each party in the paper

MARUAH_29Apr11_Placement

MARUAH_29Apr11_Placement


MARUAH media monitoring: Day 1 (28 April 2011)

29 April 2011

[post updated 1 May 2011 0031 hrs]

MARUAH is conducting an election watch project. Part of this project includes monitoring the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY and The New Paper. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.)

Our findings on Day 1 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a Powerpoint file.

Coverage of each party (in column inches)

MARUAH_28Apr11_Column inches

MARUAH_28Apr11_Column inches

Positive photos of each party

MARUAH_28Apr11_Positive photos

MARUAH_28Apr11_Positive photos

Neutral photos of each party

MARUAH_28Apr11_Neutral photos

MARUAH_28Apr11_Neutral photos

Negative photos of each party

MARUAH_28Apr11_Negative photos

MARUAH_28Apr11_Negative photos

Placement of each party in the paper

MARUAH_28Apr11_Placement

MARUAH_28Apr11_Placement