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Singapore Requires a Licence From Yahoo and Others To Show Online News engine msg:4579077 4:02 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Websites that regularly report on Singapore including Yahoo News will have to get a license from June 1, putting them on par with newspapers and television news outlets, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news. "Online news sites that report regularly on issues relating to Singapore and have significant reach among readers here will require an individual license," Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement. Singapore Requires a Licence From Yahoo and Others To Show Online News [ reuters.com]
bill msg:4579246 11:11 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
I believe Yahoo Singapore has offices and staff in Singapore, so it will be hard for them not to comply if the government insists. Leosghost msg:4579250 11:21 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Any country that can ban chewing gum ( and enforce such a ban ) needs to be treated seriously, if one has a presence there.. Have been there ..enjoyed it ..later read a description which called it "Disneyland for adults"..I agree with that..at least as regards the "on view" "well lit" parts..the "not so well lit parts"..are about a 12 ..on a 1-10 "wild and scary scale" :) lucy24 msg:4579268 12:04 am on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Perfect analogy. Ever read an interview with an ex-Disneyland worker? You'll find stuff to make your hair stand on end. Positive things about Singapore: #1 It's not North Korea. #2 It's not China. #3 ... uhm ... Wait, wait, I'm thinking ... Leosghost msg:4579271 12:11 am on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
I was that worker ..briefly ..a long time ago..animatronics and "stuff"..
bill msg:4579318 5:11 am on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Singapore for all of its foibles is a very safe place to visit compared to the areas surrounding it. All of that cleanliness and security does come at a price. I really can't see Yahoo taking a Google-China-like stand and pulling up roots from Singapore over this.