28 May '13, 1pm

MDA to regulate online news sites with significant reach - #singapore

From June 1, websites that report Singapore news and have significant reach will require individual licences from Media Development Authority (MDA) to operate. Under the new licensing framework announced today, online news sites will be individually licensed if they report an average of at least one article per week on Singapore’s news and current affairs over a period of two months, and are visited by at least 50,000 unique IP addresses from Singapore each month over a period of two months. When MDA has assessed that a site has met the criteria to be individually licensed, MDA will issue a formal notification and work with the site to move it to the new licensing framework. Once an online news site is deemed by MDA to have met the criteria, it will be required to put up a performance bond of $50,000 like all other individually-licensed broadcasters. According to MDA, the ...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2013/05/28/mda-to-regulate-online-news-...

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