30 May '13, 1am

Democrats regret Govt's move to license news websites

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 which will have the effect of impeding the free flow of information and the development of a free and pluralistic media in Singapore. Freedom of the press is a right of the people that the Government must respect. It is crucial to building a system that is transparent and democratically accountable. Singaporeans have expressed their desire for greater political space and a free online media will greatly contribute to achieving that end. On the economic front, Singapore has come to a stage where we can, and must, have a more open society. This will help to encourage critical thinking which will, turn, encourage an innovative culture to take root. This process is essential fo...

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