#FreeMyInternet—Movement Against New Licensing Requirements for Online Media

MEDIA STATEMENT – 1 JUNE 2013

The blogging community—collectively called Free My Internet—will be organising a protest and online blackout next week against the new licensing requirements imposed by the Media Development Authority, which requires ‘online news sites’ to put up a ‘performance bond’ of $50,000 and ‘comply within 24 hours to MDA’s directions to remove content that is found to be in breach of content standards’.

We encourage all Singaporeans who are concerned about our future and our ability to participate in everyday online activities and discussions, and to seek out alternative news and analysis,  to take a strong stand against the licensing regime which can impede on your independence. Continue reading