Singapore Clamps Down on News Web Sites - New York Times

The New York Times, 9 Jun 2013
SINGAPORE — About 1,000 Singaporeans joined a weekend protest against a new government policy that requires some news Web sites to obtain licenses and possibly to remove offensive content.
The policy, which took effect this month, has set off criticism that the authorities in the city-state are trying to enforce online media censorship. Newspapers and television have long been tightly supervised in Singapore, and officials maintain that the Web policy is not meant to muzzle freedom of expression.
Sites that report regularly on Singapore news and attract at least 50,000 visitors a month are now required to obtain annual licenses. They must remove any content considered objectionable by the government within 24 hours of notification. Full story
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