Choice Picks for Media Folks – January Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 3 covers 14-20 Jan 16.

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Pop Culture; Netflix not the bad guy in blocking proxy access to content
The Straits Times, 20 January 2016, 856 words, Yip Wai Yee, (English)
Its move to block access to its overseas content is correct even if it means losing international subscribers
Boy, did people here turn on Netflix fast.

IDA-MDA merger will ensure fairness to all with streamlining of laws: Experts
The Straits Times, 19 January 2016, 439 words, (English)
The biggest benefit from the merger of Singapore’s infocomm and media regulators is the streamlining of laws to ensure fairness to all without strangling innovation, said lawyers and companies.

Enterprise: Innovation: Eleven brings new spin to sports broadcasting in Asia
The Edge Singapore, 18 January 2016, 969 words, By Loh Chen-Yi, (English)
Watching your favourite sporting teams or personalities on television is a cherished pastime for many, but only a lucky few, such as Danny Menken, make it part of their job. The group managing director of Eleven Sports Network is a …

Opening of Forum on Internet of Things in Smart Sustainable Cities: New Age of Smarter Living
Singapore Government News, 18 January 2016, 1331 words, (English)
Jan. 18 — Speech By Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister For Communications And Information, At The Opening Of The Forum On Internet Of Things In Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age Of Smarter Living, On 18 January 2016, At 9 Am, Suntec …

Commentary; How good politics works in practice
The Straits Times, 16 January 2016, 987 words, Chua Mui Hoong, (English)
Just what is good politics?
This was top on my mind as I listened to President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s address to open the 13th Parliament yesterday.

World Press Photo: View the world’s most compelling press images
The Straits Times, 16 January 2016, 682 words, Yuen Sin, (English)
The world of journalism may be in the midst of seismic change, but the power of visual storytelling still endures in an age abound with new technologies.

News analysis; Singtel buys itself time through tie-up with Netflix
The Straits Times, 16 January 2016, 629 words, Irene Tham, (English)
Move gives telco room to assess online broadcaster’s impact on market here
Singtel has finally signed a deal with Netflix to make the latter’s video-streaming service, launched here last week, available with a click on the telco’s …

TV; Korean TV on the move
Business Times Singapore, 15 January 2016, 510 words, Avanti Nim , Korean TV on the move, (English)
COUCH potatoes, sit up straight – but just for a while. Following on Netflix’s productivity-killing heels is the over-the-top (OTT) multi-screen video service Viu, which has been available in Singapore since Jan 11.

Internet may widen inequality, says World Bank
TODAY (Singapore), 15 January 2016, 551 words, (English)
NEW YORK — Can the Internet save the world? In some places, it has helped curb corruption, encouraged more girls to go to school and enabled citizens to monitor election violence.


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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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