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MDA’s new licensing scheme for online news sites a cover for more oppressive authoritarian control Having lost...

MDA’s new licensing scheme for online news sites a cover for more oppressive authoritarian control Having lost...

MDA’s new licensing scheme for online news sites a cover for more oppressive authoritarian control May 28, 2013 by Ng E-Jay Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics (EDITORIAL POLICY: This article may NOT be reproduced on any blog or website, but link-backs or SNIPPETS with FULL attribution to this site are welcome and appreciated.) Written by Ng E-Jay 28 May 2013 According to an MDA press release , from July 2013, online news sites that “report regularly on issues relating to Singapore and have significant reach among readers here ” will need to be individually licensed by the MDA and post a security bond of S$50,000. Furthermore, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said that there would be further amendments to existing laws to cover foreign websites that target the Singapore market . Having lost substantial ground to alternative media, and facing...

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