And so, as many of us had probably already expected, the MDA’s plan to “regulate” online news sites has come to pass. Today is the day, and it appears there’s not much we can do about it. For all the talk of a “light touch”, as well as all the fuss over the much-hyped National Conversation, the nasty surprise sure hit many journalists like a ton of bricks. But why is there so much apprehension and disapproval from not just journalists and editors but also the rest of the general public?
Several participants who were unable to take part in budget carrier Scoot's 'World's Longest Virtual Flight' due to technical difficulties in the game have aired their frustrations on TRS. Held to celebrate the carrier's 1st anniversary, the game called for participants to sign up for a 'virtual flight', where participants attempt to outlast one another by continuously clicking in an app on facebook.
A group of students and young media practitioners are concerned about the new MDA licensing regime for online news sites and are urging the Minister for a dialogue to address their concerns: PRESS RELEASE – MASS COMMUNICATION / JOURNALISM STUDENTS AND YOUNG MEDIA PRACTITIONERS CALL FOR DIALOGUE WITH MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION, DR YAACOB IBRAHIM
We like to think compulsory National Service (NS) betters us. It teaches us responsibility, doubles our chest hair, and shows us how to add creative flair when swearing. But at its core, NS is a sacrifice. It’s not so much beneficial as it is plain mandatory (like every corporate training workshop ever). Fortunately, there are some bonuses that could benefit both country and conscript. Here’s the ones they should consider:
I am writing to you in regards to my painful experience similar to the one where the intern was slapped by his supervisor (but in my case, it's not physical). I was a victim of exploitation in a SME. The management played with certain contract clauses as a way to exploit the employees. I Sincerely hope that the situation below will be published to serve as a reminder/warning to fresh graduates or young professionals, especially our future children.
The Media Development Authority's (MDA) decision to regulate online news sites is worrying in and of itself. Any attempt to curtail the flow of information on the Internet in Singapore must be viewed with extreme caution. There is, however, another area of concern in this matter. The way that the regulations are crafted will easily extend to cover websites and blogs during elections.
Is the mother of 'China's top nude model' Gan Lu Lu still concerned about her daughter's singlehood? "It's not that she can't find one, it's just that she lacks the time", says her mother Lei Bingxia (see video below). Bingxia adds: "She's a great girl, very naive and filial too. It's as if she's not willing to look for love."
I’m sure I’m not the first and only one ever reported on this but I still think it’s necessary for me to report this. I just received this mail. Obviously I’m not interested in it but a brief glance through reveal something disturbing (see attached image). It seems that foreigners were offered a higher salary package for the exact same job as compared the locals.
Pathetic lame Indian FT calls (obvious from his accent) in to support the new unpopular online rulings regarding online space and speech . This FT cited the Bus drivers strike episode as an excuse to support the policy. This is absurd as the the PRC bus drivers strike episode first was ignited in a china forum and was conducted entirely by foreigners.