14 Dec '13, 3am

Singapore bans its first Internet website - by @asiasentinel #singapore #internetban

Singapore bans its first Internet website - by @asiasentinel #singapore #internetban

Shutdown ends hands-off policy put in place in 1996 writes Asia Sentinel. Singapore’s Media Development Agency has shut down its first Internet site, an innocuous fledgling called the Breakfast Network that was run by Bertha Henson, a former journalist with Singapore Press Holdings who now is a journalist in residence at a local college while acting as a media consultant. The action was taken under media guidelines published in May that required all Internet sites to register with the government if they have 50,000 unique visitors a month. They must put up S$50,000 bond if they report more than one article a week on Singapore-related news over a period of two months. If the government objects to an article, it must be taken down within 24 hours. Screengrab of the "Breakfast Network" website. The registration and banning puts an end to 17 years of so-called “light touch” re...

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