Choice Picks for Media Folks – January Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 4 covers 21-26 Jan 16.

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A period of great promise and peril
The Straits Times, 26 January 2016, 1835 words, Warren Fernandez, (English)
At this year’s World Economic Forum, the future wasn’t just a concept discussed by speakers. It was palpable, and present, at the Swiss resort of Davos where the forum’s annual meeting was held

News analysis; TV confessions undermine Xi’s vow to boost rule of law
The Straits Times, 26 January 2016, 794 words, Kor Kian Beng, (English)
Analysts say suspects’ confessions before conviction meant to intimidate party’s critics
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to beef up the country’s rule of law is in serious doubt with the “extreme” practice of airing televised …

Singapore’s political system: Tweak, tinker or overhaul? NCMP, NMP and GRC: Issues to address
The Straits Times, 24 January 2016, 1545 words, Charissa Yong, (English)
Trends in minority representation and alternative voices – how do they affect the current schemes that address these issues?
Singapore’s trio of political siblings introduced more than 20 years ago – the Non-Constituency MP, Nominated MP and …

Meet Bill, the new online celebrity
The Straits Times, 24 January 2016, 602 words, Gurveen Kaur, (English)
Facebook users are likely to have come across Bill in the past weeks, a smiley-face stick figure who playfully dispenses advice on dealing with annoying behaviour.

Photo society draws flak over use of others’ images
The Straits Times, 24 January 2016, 569 words, Calvin Yang, (English)
Group used at least four photographers’ works either without credit or permission
Melbourne-based photographer Belinda Strodder was surprised to discover that one of her pictures was used without her permission to market a course offered by …

Video streaming service Netflix worked with MDA to observe local censorship guidelines
The Straits Times, 23 January 2016, 2392 words, Alison de SouzaIn Los Angeles, (English)
The on-demand video-streaming service, Netflix, has expanded to 130 countries and will increase localised original content
Netflix’s plan to take over the world is just getting started.

Improving quality of our lives
The New Paper, 22 January 2016, 1137 words, LINETTE HENG, (English)
In response to President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s address to Parliament on Friday, four ministries and the PMO yesterday set out their plans to ensure that Singapore remains a connected city and a home for Singaporeans. LINETTE HENG …

Celebrating young film-makers ; The annual competition is looking for submissions for its sophomore edition
TODAY (Singapore), 22 January 2016, 576 words, Genevieve Sarah Loh, (English)
SINGAPORE — The National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) 2016 is calling for submissions from all media-related full-time students who are under the age of 35 and are currently enrolled in a media-related course or module at any Institute of …

MCI’s Addendum to President’s Address by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information
Singapore Government News, 21 January 2016, 1157 words, (English)
Jan. 21 — MCI’s mission is to connect people to community, government, and opportunity.
Seizing Opportunities in a Converged Infocomm Media Landscape

Wanted: Global brand to counter ISIS
The Straits Times, 21 January 2016, 1128 words, Jonathan Holburt, (English)
Like many people I have been watching with increasing alarm the attacks by the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) around the world, from Jakarta to Istanbul to Paris to Egypt to San Bernardino. As an advertising professional …

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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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