MDA DEMANDS ALTERNATIVE MEDIA MOTHERSHIP.SG & THE MIDDLE GROUND TO BE REGISTERED

Two sociopolitical sites, earlier notified by the the Media Development Authority (MDA) that they are required to register under the Broadcasting Act, will comply.

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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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