07 Jun '13, 4am

Online media licensing undercuts Singapore's financial status: report

Online media licensing undercuts Singapore's financial status: report

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch said on Friday that Singapore is undercutting its status as a financial center by expanding media censorship to the web and urged the city-state's government to withdraw the new licensing requirement for online news sites. Singapore is a major banking and trading hub and many companies have set up their regional headquarters in the city-state because of its relatively low corporate tax rate, strong infrastructure and ease of travel in Southeast Asia. Singapore's licensing scheme casts a chill over its "robust and free-wheeling" online communities and will limit Singaporeans' access to independent media , said Cynthia Wong , senior Internet researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Websites will be forced into the role of private censors on behalf of the government," Wong said. "Singapore is placing its status as a world-class financial cen...

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