News You Can Use – June 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 27 May to 2 June 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Jolin Tsai video gets banned
The Straits Times, 27 May 2015, 481 words, Gwendolyn Ng, (English)
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai’s music video for the song We’re All Different, Yet The Same, featuring same-sex marriage, is banned on television and radio here. This applies to cable TV and free-to-air TV channels.

How we can be more civilised online
TODAY (Singapore), 1 June 2015, 818 words, William Wan, (English)
As the Internet and social media become more intertwined with our lives, we begin to see how the best and worst of human nature get amplified online. While the better actions of humankind do not get as much attention as they should in …

NAC cancels grant for book with ‘politically sensitive content’
TODAY (Singapore), 30 May 2015, 518 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — The National Arts Council (NAC) has withdrawn a publishing grant for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye on the eve of its Singapore launch because of “sensitive content”.

MDA Appoints GfK to Build New National Audience Measurement System
Singapore Government News, 29 May 2015, 387 words, (English)
May 29 — The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has awarded the tender for providing and managing the new Singapore Television Audience Measurement (SG-TAM) system to GfK. The award is valid for three years, with an option to …

ONLINE; One-stop destination for Asia’s best shorts
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 787 words, Dylan Tan, (English)
Viddsee’s founders, who are filmmakers themselves, are dedicated to curating and delivering the best short films from Asia on their streaming website.

Understanding the future of money and data
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 1585 words, REGINA LIM , (English)
Given innovative developments such as IoT and Bitcoin, is the law sufficiently elastic to cover them?
IN THE last decade, writes Thomas Friedman, “we have gone from a connected world … to a hyperconnected world” (Friedman, 2011). The …

 

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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