Tag Archives: The Opinion Collaborative

SOCIO-POLITICAL WEBSITE TOC SUBMITS REGISTRATION FORMS TO MDA

The Opinion Collaborative (TOC Ltd) on Monday (Nov 10) said it had submitted its registration forms to the Media Development Authority (MDA), in compliance with the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification of the Broadcasting Act. In September, the MDA said it had assessed the TOC website, The Online Citizen, and found that it engages in the propagation, promotion or discussion of political issues relating to Singapore. It added that TOC Ltd is "susceptible to foreign influence through the receipt of foreign funding", and would require to register "to uphold the principle that politics must remain a matter for Singapore and Singaporeans alone".

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MDA WATCHDOG TELLS COMPANY MANAGING SOCIOPOLITICAL SITE THE ONLINE CITIZEN TO REGISTER

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has asked the company that is managing socio-political website The Online Citizen to register under a class licensing Act. In a press statement on Tuesday, the MDA said it has "notified The Opinion Collaborative Ltd (TOC Ltd), the corporate entity behind The Online Citizen (TOC), to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification. The website itself had been gazetted as a political association in 2011, requiring all its donations to be declared. This also means it can only receive funding from Singaporeans.

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