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Licensing rules for news websites angers Singapore bloggers

Singapore's online community has reacted angrily to an announcement that news websites - including one operated by Yahoo - will have to obtain licences subjecting them to rules for traditional media in the city state.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:44am

SCMP wins marketing prizes in Inma awards

The South China Morning Post's marketing team won three top prizes and a second prize in this year's International News Media Association Awards.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

'News' on social media must be treated with caution

There is no denying the worth of social media in keeping us in touch and informed. In careless hands, though, it can cause panic, anguish, pain and suffering. The hacking of a news agency's Twitter account that led to a plunge in US stocks and the wrongful implication of a man in the Boston Marathon bombings put the problem sharply in focus. Users need to think twice about what they read, check where it comes from and be less compulsive about passing it on.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

CCTV election coverage opens new front in media war

The headquarters of CCTV America in Washington sits just 10 blocks from the White House. By the time the identity of the next resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is known later this week, China will have opened a new front in what it sees as a war to wrest control of the global news agenda from Western-dominated media giants such as CNN and the BBC.

4 Nov 2012 - 3:07pm 3 comments

Bale roughed up during activist visit

Hollywood actor and Batman star Christian Bale was roughed up by security guards in Shandong this week when he tried to visit detained legal activist Chen Guangcheng - a move that has cast fresh international attention on the blind campaigner.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Public loses confidence in press freedom: survey

Public confidence in press freedom has dropped significantly in the past five months, but the credibility of the news media has increased, a University of Hong Kong survey has found.

Only 38 per cent of 1,038 people asked said they were satisfied with the state of press freedom in Hong Kong, a drop from 55 per cent in April.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Free newspaper causes uproar over racy content

Educators called on residential estates and schools to ban distribution of the new free newspaper Sharp Daily, saying the first issue contained inappropriate content.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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