25 Jun '14, 4am

The arts community does not support this scheme.

The arts community does not support this scheme.

Ivan and Alfian in conversation with the crowd at Books Actually Image courtesy of Kevin Lee | Cake Images llp In late May 2014, 45 arts groups – including W!LD RICE – signed a position paper rejecting the Media Development Authority's new Arts Term Licensing Scheme. To open up a dialogue with concerned citizens and lovers of the arts, Ivan and Alfian were at Books Actually earlier this month to discuss censorship, freedom of expression and the arts. Here are some highlights of the discussion! Alfian : The idea behind this 'Term Licensing Scheme' by the MDA is to allow theatre companies in Singapore to rate their own productions. They call it 'co-regulation' and 'self-classification'. It sounds like a good deal because it seems like MDA is giving us the autonomy to decide for ourselves how we're going to classify our productions. But the fine print is that we have to follo...

Full article: http://www.wildrice.com.sg/newsletter/NL15/article01.html

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