Two sociopolitical sites, earlier notified by the the Media Development Authority (MDA) that they are required to register under the Broadcasting Act, will comply.
They are The Middle Ground (TMG), co-founded by ex-journalist Bertha Henson, and Mothership.sg, which is backed by a social enterprise known as Project Fisher-Men.
On The Middle Ground, which has been asked to register under the Class License in Section 9, a spokesperson for MDA reportedly said, “As part of the registration, MDA requires that TMG Pte Ltd undertake not to receive foreign funding for the provision, management and/or operation of the TMG website.
“This ensures that foreign entities do not engage in Singapore’s domestic politics, or control or manipulate our local media platforms.”
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