SPH to review STOMP following public outrage at the ‘public shaming’ website

Mumbrella.asia, 24 Apr 2014
Singapore Press Holdings is to undertake a review of its citizen journalism website STOMP in the wake of a popular campaign to close the site down, Mumbrella can reveal.
Talking to Mumbrella at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Hong Kong today, Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of SPH’s English and Malay newspapers, said the company would be reviewing the site to see what needed to be changed.
The campaign to close the site, which launched on 7 April, has attracted 23,160 signatures on Change.org at the time of writing.
The campaign, instigated by a young Singaporean retail executive, has attracted international media attention, with Al Jazeera’s Washington bureau running an internet program on what it described as a “public shaming” site. Full story