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MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

It has finally happened. Using the recent Wuhan Coronavirus emergency as a convenient excuse, the Singapore Government has lifted the temporary exemption of internet platforms form the POFMA requirements. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others were under this category of temporary exemption.

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154 MEDIA TODAY NEWSPAPER 'BANNED' BY MCI FROM ATTENDING GOVT EVENTS

Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information has said that it did not ban newspaper TODAY from attending government events for breaking embargoes. In a statement to Yahoo Singapore, a spokesman said that a letter of censure had been sent to TODAY for "repeatedly breaking embargoes" but no ban had been put in place. Asia media and marketing news website Mumbrella had earlier reported that a month-long ban had been slapped on the local newspaper.

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MINISTER YAACOB IBRAHIM ADMITS THAT HE IS NOT ABLE TO LEAD HIS COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY EFFECTIVELY?

Dr Yaacob said that the Government is working to get its communications and policy people to work together at an early stage to improve the way such policies are communicated. Meanwhile, Dr Yaacob said the aim of the online news licensing scheme, also known as a Class Licence, which was introduced last year, was to give parity to online news sites and traditional news platforms.

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[YOUR LETTERS] TO S'PORE, WITH LOVE: THE UNFORGIVING FATHER & HIS LOST CHILDREN

So who is right and who is wrong? How can this gap in position be bridged? Both sides insist they are right and neither side is willing to back down. The Government is not going to forgive and forget while the exiled are obviously not going to admit any wrongdoing. Now that public attention on this matter is at its strongest, why don't these exiled individuals take the opportunity to reach out to the Government. Rather than tell their side of the story from exile, show Singaporeans your passion to return home and be the one to reach out.

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SINGLE MOTHER: NLB BOOK CENSORSHIP LEADS TO INTOLERANCE & BIGOTRY

My daughter and I have a very close relationship. Even though there are only two of us, we are bonded in love and kinship and we are a real family. Together with many friends I know who are single parents, adopted parents, blended-family parents, homosexual men and women, we are real, and we live alongside other Singaporeans from traditional men-woman union, making the same contribution to our country. By removing books not conforming to the prescribed family model, I fear that we are creating an artifical reality for our young children. I fear that my daughter is denied the opportunity to learn the diversity of families and that she will grow to doubt her value as an individual.

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INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENT

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed former EMC executive Steve Leonard as its executive deputy chairman, with civil servant Jacqueline Poh as its managing director. They will replace outgoing CEO Ronnie Tay when he steps down in June. In a statement Thursday, the local ICT regulator said current CEO Ronnie Tay, who has been at the helm of the organization since November 2007, will return to administrative service and await a new posting once he steps down on June 10, 2013.

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QUEK SOO BENG: MDA should explain why other nations can charge lower prices for World Cup

To end the controversy over World Cup pricing here, the Media Development Authority should, most importantly, explain how and why other football-crazy countries are able to view the tournament on free-to-air and/or pay-television at a fraction of the cost charged in Singapore. It has been reported that the next-highest price being charged elsewhere is about half the price here.

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Can -- and should -- the internet be tamed in Singapore?

The government and mainstream media sometimes seem fixated with what happens online. Perhaps seeing it as a threat to their monopoly on power and narrative, they are eager to paint the online community as the “Wild Wild West” where battles have to be fought. Creative acronyms like DRUMS (Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears) are created to depict the Internet as a place of irresponsible trouble-makers. Everyone who isn’t with them is, apparently, a troll.

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