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Bloggers stage protest against Government's website licensing rules

Published on Jun 8, 2013 5:31 PM

A group of bloggers staged a protest on Saturday afternoon at Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park against the government's newly-introduced rules for news websites.

The protest, which at the start attracted 1,000 people as estimated by the organisers, kicked off at 4.15pm with speeches by Andrew Loh, editor of Public House; blogger Ravi Philemon; and Richard Wan, editor of TR Emeritus.

They called on the Government to withdraw the new rules of the Media Development Authority which kicked in on June 1.

These require news websites to apply for an individual licence if they carry at least one Singapore news story a week and have at least 50,000 unique visitors from Singapore a month.

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