Review - Vernie Oliveiro
In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.
Opinion - Lim Chee Kia, Tan Li San
The Chinese government is exploring new media strategies to engage a public more willing and able to express themselves online.
Article - Yee Lai Fong
The successful year-long celebrations strengthened the Public Service’s capacity to engage with its partners in new, collaborative ways that bode well for the future.
Article - Lai Szu Hao
The launch of the Pioneer Generation Package demonstrated new ways to understand, inform, engage and serve Singaporeans on the ground.
Opinion - Bertha Henson
A veteran journalist and editor believes the government should rethink its strategy for communication and engaging online.
Interview - Geoff Wilson
A veteran strategist shares advice on how to make the most of public engagement as an instrument for governance and decision-making.
Article - Yeoh Chee Yan
Public engagement in Singapore should become more purposeful, meaningful and integrated across traditional institutional and sectoral boundaries.
Article - Cindy Tan
As public engagement grows online, the Public Service will need a strong social media policy that integrates both online and offline strategies as well as mindset and role shifts in service delivery to truly reap the benefits of social media.
Opinion - Premarani Somasundram
States must now learn to shape the context in which their policies are perceived by foreign publics in order to achieve national goals.
Article - Yee Lai Fong, Melissa Khoo
Through collective learning-by-doing and investment in strong relationships, Our Singapore Conversation has pioneered new possibilities for public engagement and governance.