The Institute of Policy Studies and the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore will be organising the above forum to gather feedback from members of the public on the recently published consultation paper by the Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AIMS).
The advisory council was appointed last year by the Government to study the far-reaching social, ethical, legal and regulatory implications of a rapidly growing new media sector. Last month, it unveiled its consultation paper, entitled “ENGAGING NEW MEDIA – Challenging Old Assumptions”. The paper contains recommendations on how and whether Government should engage with citizens, regulate the Internet and protect minors from harmful online content.
The paper is available for download at the website of AIMS (see http://www.aims.org.sg/library/docs/Executive%20Summary.pdf for the executive summary and http://www.aims.org.sg/library/docs/AIMS%20consultation%20paper%20-%20Engaging%20New%20Media.pdf for the full paper). AIMS will refine its paper in the light of public feedback before submitting it to the Government.
If you unable to attend the forum but will like to give feedback on the consultation paper, you can do so at the AIMS website at http://www.aims.org.sg/ or at the forum located at http://forum.aims.org.sg/ You can also give your views by sending a SMS to 94354608 between now and the end of 30 September, 2008.
Mr Tan Tarn How
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Policy Studies
Details of forum:
IPS-NUS Law Faculty Public Forum “Consultation Paper by the Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AIMS)”
Date: 19th September 2008
Venue: Seminar Room 4-4,
NUS Law School,
469G Bukit Timah Road
(See map here.)
Time: 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm (Registration begins at 3.30 pm)
Attire: Office Attire
Register: Registration Form