Hardly any balanced or real investigative reporting. Plus even allegedly committed offences against the Elections Act during the Punggol East by-elections. I am curious why the police, so efficient in catching the last culprit contravening the Elections Act in the same manner by conducting exit-polls, is suddenly bogged down. Maybe they are busy catching people who have sex corruptly.
I would have thought it will be good to read collective views with pinch of salt and roundly come up to our own conclusion.
Hopefully the new regulation does not paradoxically fuel the very thing it is trying to stop.
Al-Jazeera Gets Rap as Qatar Mouthpiece - Bloomberg
Al Jazeera Criticized for Lack of Independence after Arab Spring - SPIEGEL ONLINE
every news agency has some form of bias in some way... that is not to say that all their reporting is thus useless, but it just means that consumers of news have to not assume that what they read is the whole, untainted truth, and to look at multiple sources and to weigh the various stories in their minds... and there are many out there, and here I stress that I am not accusing you, but there are many out there who look at sources like those cited by kei1309 and think that they are the unvarnished truth just because they contradict or disparage ST or gov statements...
In north korea everyday is good news blah blah ....OUR DEAR LEADER. do you want just that
Newspaper Permit (from http://www.mda.gov.sg/Licences/Pages...perPermit.aspx)
- permit fee: free
- bond for offshore newspapers: S$200,000
if this is extended to web news, this might be better for local sites and not so much for foreign ones?...
This is in our own backyard.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
I'm going to suggest to MDA a better alternative.
MDA should screen websites to identify undesirable material.
MDA will then update the ISPs such that when someone clicks on those links, a "website down" or "HTTP 404" kind of message appears.
That way censorship will be more subtle, yet can take place on massive scales.
This is to prevent the spreading of undesirable material that threatens the future of our country and the future of our later generations.