YouthQuake 6 – The Influence of Online Media on Singaporean Youths

The Workers’ Party Youth Wing will be holding its sixth session of its YouthQuake series this Saturday at the Workers’ Party HQ.

The Workers’ Party Youth Wing will be holding its sixth session of its YouthQuake series this Saturday.


Making Sense of Virtual Reality – Agenda, Audience, Action
By Elvin Ong, 24, SMU Business Undergraduate
Elvin will explore the question to what extent can online media in the virtual world motivate people to take action, in particular, political action, in the physical world?

Fighting in the Trenches: The New Media Jungle
By Terence Lee, 23, NTU Communications Undergraduate & News Editor of The Online Citizen
Having served as a writer, reporter, and editor of The Online Citizen, Terence will share unique and penetrating insights of his dip into the public sphere, some which he picked up the hard way.

Implications of Singapore Law on Online Media
By Sangeetha Yogendran, 23, NUS Law Undergraduate
Sangeetha will be examining the rights one has regarding online media, focusing on censorship and defamation laws. She will also examine the potential implications of the cooling-off day and talk about whether the current laws should be changed in this new online era.

Too Much of Anything is Poison
By Ruth Komathi, 19, TP Psychology Student
Ruth will be exploring the increasing usage of online media and its detrimental effects when used in excess.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2010

Time: 14:30 – 17:00

Venue: Workers’ Party Headquarters, 216-G Syed Alwi Road #02-03 Singapore 207799

To register, please contact Bernard Chen at

Author: Gerald Giam

Gerald Giam is the Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. He is a member of the Workers' Party of Singapore. The opinions expressed on this page are his alone.

5 thoughts on “YouthQuake 6 – The Influence of Online Media on Singaporean Youths”

  1. Hi,

    Great post. But if you really want the in’s and out’s of the gaming scene beyond just world of warcraft and the gaming services the fortune 500 firms produce and really want to know the RPG underground scene, which incidentally numbers one tenth of the scale of mainstream gaming, then where is the brotherhood rep?

  2. Dear Gerald,

    Goodness – the speakers are sooo young ! Don’t you think that people of the 30-something range will offer a more serious and pragmatic insight into the world of cyber-journalism ?

    Dr Syed Alwi

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