Tag Archives: MDA

MDA GIVES INSTITUTES OF HIGHER LEARNING LEEWAY TO SCREEN TO S’PORE WITH LOVE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

In its most recent statement on Friday, MDA said it "recognises that lecturers and students of media or related courses at tertiary institutions may require access to a wider variety of films, including films that are classified R21 or NAR. "Some leeway is provided to these institutions to screen films for educational purposes, on condition that these films have either been previously classified by the MDA, or prior approval has been sought from the MDA before the films are acquired."

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YALE-NUS PROFESSORS BOW DOWN TO TAN PIN PIN

Yale-NUS backtracks on reassurances to show the film. In a Facebook post last night, director of the documentary, Tan Pin Pin clarified that she has not given permission to any institutions to any screenings in Singapore.

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YALE-NUS GIVES MDA THE MIDDLE FINGER

Despite a national ban in Singapore, Yale-NUS is pressing ahead with its plans to show a film that has been deemed by the Singaporean government as a threat to the country’s security. The banning of the film quickly raised ire amongst Yale professors, including longtime Yale-NUS critics including English professor Jill Campbell and political science lecturer Jim Sleeper, who characterized the ban as a threat to freedom of expression at a college stamped with Yale’s name. The ban, as well as Lewis’ reassurance about the film’s screening at Yale-NUS, comes on the heels of Yale President Peter Salovey’s full-throated defense of free expression during his freshman address in August.

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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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NO PUBLIC SCREENING OF FILM ON POLITICAL EXILES: MDA

Dr Yaacob added: "Many other ex-CPM members and supporters chose to return, acknowledge their actions, and renounce communism and violence. They and their families continued to live here and to contribute to building modern Singapore." He did not elaborate. But records show they include former communist leaders Eu Chooi Yip and P.V. Sarma. Both returned here from China in 1991.

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Viral PAP youth wing’s video was cleared by MDA

The People's Action Party's youth wing video which went viral over the weekend had been cleared by the Media Development Authority (MDA) earlier in the year. It does not fall under the category of political films which are banned in Singapore, an MDA spokesman told The Straits Times on Wednesday. This is because it does not have animation or dramatic elements. The video is also made by a political party and comprises its manifesto and ideology, on the basis of which the party's candidates will seek to be elected.

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MDA suggests ways to raise awareness of ISPs’ parental control tools

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has proposed enhancements to parental control tools offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to raises awareness of this service among parents. Since its introduction in 2012, the service has seen a “low” take-up rate of slightly over 100,000, said Ms Koh Li-Net, Chief Executive Officer of MDA. This is despite ISPs being required to inform and offer the controls to consumers at point of subscription or renewal.

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[YOUR LETTERS] We should not support the petition against STOMP

In the name of freedom of speech and internet, STOMP should also not be regulated by MDA and the government because it will signal to them that we are ok with them taking away our right to free speech and the voice of society's conscience. That is why I'm a little surprised that the #FreeMyInternet movement did not say anything to stand up for STOMP when they did issue a statement against the regulation of the Mothership website. I think it is not fair and abit of a hypocrite to support the freedom of one website but not another. We must ensure that all websites are not regulated by the government.

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Crazy weather patterns in S’pore causing unusual mass blooming of flowers

Plants and trees across Singapore have started to go into full bloom out of the blue, as such mass flowering is rarely seen here. According to Oh Cheow Sheng, the director of streetscape at the National Parks Board (NParks), the likeliest cause for this mass flowering is the recent prolonged dry spell in Singapore that lasted for more than a month that was followed by a few days of heavy rain.However, this doesn’t explain the precise biological reason as to how the mass flowering is triggered.

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MDA ASKS WEBSITE MOTHERSHIP.SG TO REGISTER UNDER BROADCASTING ACT

In a statement on Thursday, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said it had notified Project Fisher-Men on March 27, to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification, which was enacted under Section 9 of the Broadcasting Act. The MDA said it had assessed that the website meets the registration criteria and it must register by April 11. This is as it promotes or discusses political issues relating to Singapore, and is "structured as a corporate entity which is deemed to be more susceptible to coming under foreign influence through foreign funding". It added that the registration will not in any way affect what mothership.sg can publish on its site.

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