|Dalam gelap, UmNo leh menang tipu undi PRU. Kuasa kegelapan kini menyerang internet/blogsphere.. now "On Air" in Singapore, Mess-ia next !|
SINGAPOREANS live in one of the most wired countries in the world, and as such they are used to receiving gobbets of news on their smartphones and tablets as a daily if not hourly affair. So it was to the dismay of many that the Media Development Authority (MDA) put a draconian new licensing requirement into effect on June 1st. The authority’s purpose would seem to be to tighten its grip on what is already a claustrophobic media environment.
The new regulations demand that all websites concerned with the news be licensed, and also that each puts down a “performance-bond” of 50,000 Singapore dollars ($39,550). Any content deemed to be in breach of standards would have to be removed within 24 hours of being notified. This is all in addition to a host of prior regulations, including another licence scheme wherein both internet-service and content providers must follow an official code of practice and meet other conditions.
The new licensing framework is to affect everything that could be called a “Singapore news programme”, as defined by two criteria. The first is that the programme (or online newspaper, blog, etc) reports an average of one article or more about Singapore’s news and current affairs, per week, over a period of two months. The second that the content have “significant reach” by the standard set by the MDA, ie that it is read (or viewed, etc) by at least 50,000 unique IP addresses from within Singapore. That is a meagre threshold in a country with a population of just over 5m that enjoys a “wireless broadband population penetration rate” of 166%.
The traditional media are primarily represented by just two companies, one of them owned by Temasek, one of the state’s sovereign-wealth funds, and the other tending to have a pro-government stance. So the rise of alternative news websites, over the last six years or so, has been especially significant here. Singaporeans have taken to the internet with alacrity—especially for news about the country they call home.
Kita punye la marah, geram, sedih sebab kalah tipis PRU13 hari tu rupa-rupa nye pasal Referee @ SPR lemah, lembab, disyak biased@ menipu! Kita pun buat road-show, buat perhimpunan untuk luahkan perasaan. Feedback daripada rakyat was good. Momentum was going & upward! Petisyen PR buat, BN sibuk fail petisyen gak, lagi banyak lak tu. Takpa kita tengok mahkamah & sistem perundangan adil ker tak bab ni. $PR memang sah tak adil, menipu orang !
|Apa daa, SPR ingat kami buta ker? Pakai la otak sikit, pakai cermin mata kalau tak nampak kesalahan korang tu .. haha|