Tag: media

Malaysia to have a Freedom of Information Act to replace OSA

The government will draw up a Freedom of Information Act to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He says the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption, which he chaired, has agreed in principle that sufficient time must be given...

The Media’s #MeToo Problem

LONDON – Journalism classrooms may be dominated by women, but global media are still ruled by men, who occupy the majority of management positions, report more news stories and are more frequently presented as expert voices. This imbalance is reflected in the content newsrooms produce, with...

Singaporeans talk about freedom of speech at Hong Lim Park: “We need to be able to speak freely without being watched, without being intimidated”

A video of a group of Singaporeans offering their comments about the mainstream media, politics and what they count to be propaganda has been circulating online, garnering many views and comments. While it was evident from the video that the gathering took place at Hong...

TOCL Returns S$5K Advertising Income to Monsoons Book Club Upon Orders from MCI Minister

Yaccob Ibrahim, Minister for Communication and Information (MCI), has ordered The Opinion Collaborative Limited (TOCL) to return S$ 5,000 from advertising sales it allegedly collected on behalf of The Online Citizen (TOC) from Monsoons Book Club. TOCL appealed to the MCI after the Info-communications Media Development...

TRS co-founder slams TODAY for “outright false and defamatory” allegations against him and his wife

The co-founder of the now-defunct The Real Singapore website, Yang Kaiheng, has slammed Mediacorp's online news publication TODAY online for publishing "outright false and defamatory" allegations against him and his wife. Both Yang and his then-pregnant wife, Ai Takagi, were sentenced to jail in 2016...

VIDEO: Media rallies for press freedom in Turkey

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Censorship or limits?

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the current hoo-hah about the term licensing or self-censorship scheme for arts groups proposed by MDA is that there are Singaporeans siding with the censors. Right up with his foghorn in the front screaming is former NMP Calvin Cheng....

A dubious survey leads to verbal snipes

A survey based on dubious criteria has put Malaysia in front of Singapore in military strength with a couple of Malaysia’s mainstream newspapers giving it some play. In Singapore, AsiaOne and The Real Singapore picked up the story, prompting almost 100 shares and 300 comments...

LKY and a fly

Dancer Goh Lay Kuan tells the story of  a fly that got the people of the TV station at Caldecott Hill hot under the collar. She tells Singapolitics: “Once, there was a fly when he (Lee Kuan Yew) arrived  to give the National Day address....

End of the golden film Run

by Tan Bah Bah Run Run Shaw’s death brought to close an era of giant East Asian film-makers. Reports rightly describe the most productive period of the legendary Shaw brothers as part of the Golden Age of Hong Kong films. They also pioneered Malay...