News You Can Use – December 2014 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 4-10 Dec 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

mm2 Asia is first Singapore film production company to be listed on SGX
Channel NewsAsia, 19:58, 9 December 2014, 127 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Local movie production company mm2 Asia made its debut on the Catalist board on Tuesday (Dec 9). mm2 Asia is the first Singaporean film producer to be listed on the SGX.

101 on how to stay Popular
Straits Times, 9 December 2014, 1084 words, Lisabel Ting, (English)
The “one-stop shop” concept keeps Popular bookstores in business, says straight-talking boss
Halfway through an hour-long interview with Life!, Popular Holdings chief executive officer Chou Cheng Ngok declares: “I don’t read books.”

Nicole Seah to make her acting debut in SG50 film 1965 ; Former opposition politician joins Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu and Lim Kay Tong in period…
TODAY (Singapore), 9 December 2014, 656 words, Genevieve Loh, (English)
SINGAPORE — Former opposition politician Nicole Seah, who attracted much attention during the 2011 General Election, is back in the limelight — making her movie debut in the highly-anticipated SG50 film, 1965.

THE LIFE! INTERVIEW WITH Rufino Soliano; Local media’s music man
Straits Times, 8 December 2014, 1794 words, Eddino Abdul Hadi, Music Correspondent, (English)
Composer Rufino Soliano played an important role in the music of shows produced here
He might not be as immediately recognisable as the artists that he makes music for but musician, composer, arranger and conductor Rufino Soliano was a giant …

Singapore becoming the region’s TV hub ; Major American companies setting up shop here and localising their channels
TODAY (Singapore), 8 December 2014, 468 words, (English)
LOS ANGELES — Singapore may be becoming the de facto centre of television co-production in South-east Asia.
That is a reflection of the way many major American entertainment conglomerates have set up in, or moved their regional headquarters …

Censored Pippi hits a nerve
Straits Times, 7 December 2014, 646 words, (English)
Washington – Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren introduced the world to Pippi Longstocking in 1945. Rambunctious, red- pigtailed Pippi is beloved the world over, especially in Sweden – where people are really mad that her original stories have …

30 recall Little India riot in new book
Straits Times, 7 December 2014, 427 words, Jermyn Chow, (English)
80-page title with eyewitness accounts launched ahead of incident’s one-year anniversary
When photographer Zakaria Zainal went to Little India the day after the riot there a year ago, he was trying to make sense of how things had spiralled …

SPH reorganises newspaper divisions
Straits Times, 6 December 2014, 305 words, Janice Heng, (English)
SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) is reorganising and renaming its two newspaper divisions to include other forms of media, such as existing digital and radio subsidiaries.

Online freedom falls in 36 of 65 countries polled
Business Times Singapore, 6 December 2014, 357 words, (English)
More governments boost monitoring of Internet users and crack down on dissent
Washington
INTERNET freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey …

China orders further crackdown on domestic media
TODAY (Singapore), 5 December 2014, 584 words, (English)
BEIJING — China has ordered a further crackdown on its domestic media, telling news organisations to sack illegally recruited employees and close local offices if they have too many of them, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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