07 Jun '13, 10am

Rights group to Singapore: Drop Internet rules

Rights group to Singapore: Drop Internet rules

‘ONEROUS REGULATIONS.’ Human Rights Watch says Singapore’s licensing rules for news websites discourage independent reporting and curb free expression. File AFP photo by Roslan Rahman SINGAPORE - Human Rights Watch urged Singapore on Friday, June 7, to drop new licensing rules for news websites, saying the "onerous" regulations would limit access to independent media. The new rules, which require popular news websites to obtain an annual license, will discourage independent reporting and curb free expression in online communities, the US-based watchdog said in a statement. Volunteer-run blogs focusing on social and political issues including poverty and immigration have gained popularity as an alternative source of news and opinion in Singapore, where the mainstream media is widely seen as pro-government. These blogs and other online social media sites have also been used ...

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