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Singapore - Government subjects news websites to licencing requirement

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Singapore's leading news websites will have to apply to the city-state's Media Development Authority (MDA) for a publishing licence. According to the MDA, which regulates the media, news websites with a Singaporean IP address and more than 50,000 visitors a month will have to obtain a licence from 1 June in order to continue operating. “While it is understandable that radio and TV stations should be licenced, because of the limited number (...)

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