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MDA asks website mothership.sg to register under Broadcasting Act

Published on Apr 3, 2014 4:19 PM
 
Social news website Mothership.sg has become the latest to be asked by the Media Development Authority to register for a licence which requires it not to receive foreign funding. -- PHOTO: MOTHERSHIP.SG SCREEN CAPTURE

Social news website Mothership.sg has become the latest to be asked by the Media Development Authority to register with it, which prohibits it from receiving foreign funding.

Mothership has four full-time staff, counts former foreign minister George Yeo as a contributor, and is backed by a social enterprise known as Project Fisher-Men, which is chaired by civil service veteran Philip Yeo.

In a statement on Thursday, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said it had notified Project Fisher-Men on March 27, to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification, which was enacted under Section 9 of the Broadcasting Act.

The MDA said it had assessed that the website meets the registration criteria and it must register by April 11.

 
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