On 22 September 2010, some 20 independent information technology (IT) and legal experts have come together to provide voluntary legal information to Singapore online users of their rights and responsibilities. The Community of Information Technology Experts (CITE) hopes that raising users’ awareness will promote their engagement with online information and communication, thus optimising the potential that the Internet can afford them over the long term. CITE is supported by the Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC), which is hosted at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University.
CITE offers online-related legal information to individual Internet users and small businesses, whose financial circumstances and lack of resources may prohibit them from obtaining legal information elsewhere.
As part of CITE continuous efforts in raising the users’ awareness, we are conducting a blogging workshop on Saturday, 12 March 2011 with the aims to:
1) To educate bloggers about the legal and political parameters of blogging the General Elections in Singapore.
2) Participants are to produce a set of guidelines that will be posted online for other bloggers.
The workshop is designed for students, writers and editors who are not professional journalist who are not fully aware of the legal and political parameters of blogging before and during the General Elections.
For more information, visit: www.sirc.ntu.edu.sg
For registration, please log in here:
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA11020621512976 (Hurry! Registration from Fri, 4 March to Wednesday, 9 March)