Monthly Archives: May 2013

MDA’s belated “assurances”: Don’t let your guard down
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmBy Choo Zheng Xi / Co-Founder For and on behalf of The Online Citizen After facing a wall of public anger, MDA has tried to explain away the most sweeping limitations to Singaporeans’ constitutionally protected Read More

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SPP's statement on MDA's licensing regime for websites
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  Statement from the Singapore People’s Party The SPP views the Media Development Authority’s latest licensing regime for websites with grave concern. We find it even more worrying that the regulations were not brought for debate in Parliament, the body of elected representatives Read More

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The MDA Licensing Issue – Can’t We All Just Get Along?
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  By Winston Tay, The Blogfather It’s caused a disturbance in the force. Online alternative media outlets, a couple of political parties and even a number of bloggers – parent bloggers included – have been sitting up for the last two days watching the commentary between the government and, Read More

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NTUC dissatisfied with non-unionised companies? Are workers satisfied?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Few non-unionised firms heed pay guide” (Straits Times, May 31). NTUC not happy with non-unionised companies? It states that “the labour movement has come out to say Read More

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MDA’s licensing regime: why YOU should care
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmBy Choo Zheng Xi/co-Founder, TOC If you’re reading this article, I want you to know that the new MDA licensing regime could potentially affect you. If you read practically anything online, the licensing regime is Read More

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Major online websites in Singapore to protest against licensing requirement
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmMEDIA STATEMENT Thursday, 30 May 2013 MAJOR ONLINE WEBSITES IN SINGAPORE TO PROTEST AGAINST LICENSING REQUIREMENT The Media Development Authority had, on Tuesday, introduced a “licensing framework” that would require “online news sites” to put Read More

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NEA vs AHPETC: Who to believe?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pm  By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “NEA says town councils responsible for paying contractors to erect scaffolding” (Channel NewsAsia, May 30). NEA says town council’s responsibility? It states that “The National Read More

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SDP regrets Govt's move to license news websites
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  Press Release from Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) It is with deep regret that the SDP learns that the Government is going to amend the Broadcasting Act to require news websites to register with the Media Development Authority. This is a regressive step Read More

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NSP: New Internet Media Regulation a Step Backwards
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Press release from National Solidarity Party (NSP) The National Solidarity Party (NSP) is deeply concerned by the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) announcement on the 28th of May, of a new regulatory regime for internet media companies that regularly report on Singapore news. It Read More

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TOC’S FURTHER RESPONSE TO MDA’S LICENSING REGIME
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmWe refer to the MDA’s comments in The Straits Times today. The comments state that TOC does not, at present, meet the new licensing requirements for online news sites announced yesterday. MDA’s failure to explain Read More

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