Tag: media

Fake news harms businesses and society as well: Industry leaders

Singapore — Industry leaders discussed the growing responsibility of both the media and businesses in combating fake news during a panel discussion at the 2019 Milken Institute Asia Summit held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times; Ellana Lee, senior...

Utusan, Malaysia’s oldest paper, will not close shop after all

Utusan Malaysia, the 80 years old Bahasa Malaysia daily will not cease operations after all, says it's executive director Abd. Aziz Sheikh Fadzir. He says the paper will continue to print despite the serious financial troubles it is facing since the Barisan Nasional, the government of Najib Razak, lost...

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.   Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to regulate some...

Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary increases stake in Umno’s Malay-language newspaper

After buying over a larger share in the Media Prima Group, Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary made another move in acquiring more shares in the Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd group. A company linked to Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary now holds more shares than Umno in the struggling newspaper...

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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