Daily Archives: 2013-06-07

MEDIA ADVISORY – #FreeMyInternet protest at Speakers’ Corner, 8 June 4-7

In advance of the protest by #FreeMyInternet at Speakers’ Corner (Hong Lim Park) tomorrow, 8 June from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, the following are some details. List of speakers: Visakan Veerasamy – http://www.visakanv.com/blog/  Leong Sze Hian – http://leongszehian.com/ Jewel Philemon – https://www.facebook.com/sgitsabouttime Roy Ngerng – http://thehearttruths.com/ Choo Zheng Xi – https://theonlinecitizen.com/ Biddy Low – http://publichouse.sg/ Richard Wan – http://tremeritus.com/ Donaldson Tan – http://newsasiarepublic.com/ Damien Chng – http://webelieveinsecondchances.wordpress.com/ Ravi Philemon – http://raviphilemon.net/ …

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A lighthearted poem to express frustration on MDA's regulations

By Amanda Tan   MDA oh MDA Now must license – why so leceh? You gave us so little warning, Almost came like a bolt of lightning!   There was no tipping point, you say. Then why that magic figure of 50k? But fair enough, 50k seems objective enough; Unlike your definition of “news”, which is full of fluff!   …

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After downgrade HDB: No Silver Housing Bonus?

  By Leong Sze Hian Sometimes in life, life moves in strange ways (timing wise that is). Mdm Con (not her real name) came for financial counseling on 6 Jun. Low takeup for Silver Housing Bonus? The next day, there was a news article “Elderly in S’pore not keen on using HDB flats to make money” (Today, Jun 7), which …

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Promotion, not limitation,of information

This letter was submitted via the Readers’ Contribution [divide] “So much has been discussed around the recent move by the Media Development Authority (MDA) to introduce a new licensing framework into onlinenews sites. Media blackouts, talkshows, debates over many social media platforms…Singaporeans have come out strong and fast in response to MDA’s new initiative to safeguard what we read online. One …

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Victims of alleged renovation scam seek answers

By Terry Xu A viral facebook posting that went around in April 2013, mentioned an interior designer (ID) going around scamming victims out of their deposits for renovation works at their flats. Till date 12 cases have been listed out as victims under this ID and 8 families have filed police reports against him. The Online Citizen (TOC) approached the …

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Human Rights Watch: "Licensing Regime Chills News Climate"

The following is a media release issued by Human Rights Watch. The media release can also be viewed here. * * * * * City-state Undercuts Status as Financial Center by Expanding Media Censorship to Web (New York, June 7, 2013) – The Singaporean government should withdraw an onerous new licensing requirement for online news sites, Human Rights Watch said today. …

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Online regulation – A Short Term Approach

By Ghui Like many Singaporeans, I am deeply concerned by the online news-licensing scheme. I am sure many Singaporeans will agree with me when I say that the Internet has revolutionised the political landscape of Singapore. Indeed, the advent of the Internet and its consequential means as a news outlet has liberated many Singaporeans from the shackles of malaise and …

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Learning to be non-transparent from young?

  By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “School halts intake of S’poreans” (Straits Times, Jun 6). News report like jigsaw puzzle? Sometimes (actually getting more often of late), when you read a news report, it may be like trying to figure out a jigsaw puzzle. So, are you ready to be puzzled? Ready, get set, go! How many …

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