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Panel to review Singapore's fast-changing media landscape

It will look at impact the digital era has on current policies and laws

Published on Oct 9, 2012 6:00 AM
 
MICA minister Yaacob Ibrahim opens the International Institute of Communications Annual Conference 2012 at the Grand Copthorne Hotel. A panel has been formed to examine Singapore's fast-changing media landscape, in the light of developments such as Internet broadcasting services. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

A panel has been formed to examine Singapore's fast-changing media landscape, in the light of developments such as Internet broadcasting services.

It is aiming to ensure that Singapore's media policy and licensing framework remain relevant and adequate in the digital era.

Called the Media Convergence Review Panel, it will look into the impact digital media content regulation, piracy, copyright and licensing have on current policies and laws, said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

While digital media content has led to innovative digital media services and products, it has also raised issues.

 
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'We have to ask ourselves whether today's content regulation and licensing frameworks will remain relevant in ensuring that the media industry continues to grow while the public interest is protected and promoted.'

- Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (right), Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, on issues raised by digital media