06 Jun '13, 5am

Web 'blackout' in Singapore to protest new online rules

Web 'blackout' in Singapore to protest new online rules By Bhavan Jaipragas (AFP) – 13 hours ago SINGAPORE — Singaporean bloggers blacked out their homepages Thursday to protest new licensing rules for news websites they say will muzzle freedom of expression. Some 134 participants, including individual bloggers and community-based blogs, replaced their homepages with black screens featuring the words "#FreeMyInternet", as well as the time and venue of a rally to be held Saturday. The 24-hour blackout was to last until midnight. The protest comes after surprise regulations came into force on June 1 requiring news websites -- including one operated by US-based Yahoo! -- to obtain licences from the city-state's official media regulator. "This is not just a movement by socio-political blogs. The participating websites are from all genres from lifestyle and food, to technology,...

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