07 Jun '13, 10am

Rights watchdog urges Singapore to drop Internet rules

Rights watchdog urges Singapore to drop Internet rules

Human Rights Watch urged Singapore to drop new licencing 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 licence, will discourage independent reporting and curb free expression in online communities, the US-based watchdog said in a statement, released on Friday. 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 by citizens to vent their frustrations and criticisms of government policies , often setting the tone for political debate in a country governed by strict laws against dissent. "The Singaporean g...

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