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News website will register with Singapore's Media Development Authority

Published on Apr 4, 2014 11:01 AM
News website is backed by a social enterprise called Project Fisher-Men, which is chaired by Mr Philip Yeo. -- PHOTO: MOTHERSHIP.SG

SINGAPORE - The company behind news website said that it will register with the Media Development Authority (MDA), which will prohibit it from receiving foreign funding.

"The concern that foreign funding or any form of foreign influence impinging on our site's activities, integrity or operations has never been an issue," the Mothership team said in a statement on Friday.

"The core team behind are Singaporeans who care deeply about issues that affect our country and Singaporeans. It is also our policy to post the identities of our editors and writers on our website."

The statement added that after having spoken to stakeholders, Mothership would clarify its position "regarding our registration with MDA as soon as possible".

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