Choice Picks for Media Folks – February Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 4 covers 17-23 Feb 16.

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More S’pore youth seeking help for cannabis abuse
The Straits Times, 21 February 2016, 1678 words, Seow Bei Yi, (English)
Cases of young people influenced by growing acceptance of drug overseas a worrying trend
It was a National Geographic documentary he watched at home on television that got him believing that smoking cannabis could help with his attention …

Umberto Eco, Italian author of ‘The Name of the Rose,’ dies at 84
Channel NewsAsia, 21:35, 19 February 2016, 652 words, (English)
ROME: Italian author Umberto Eco, who became famous for the 1980 international blockbuster “The Name of the Rose”, died on Friday, Italian media reported. He was 84.

On the trail of heirloom recipes
Business Times Singapore, 20 February 2016, 3913 words, Tay Suan Chiang, (English)
BT Weekend retreads a well-worn path of Singapore millenials who are passionate about preserving the signature dishes of families
SOMETHING unusual is happening to Singapore’s millennials – oft-lamented as narcissistic and youth-obsessed, …

Let’s have Internet calibration, instead of regulation
The Straits Times, 20 February 2016, 1002 words, Carol Soon, (English)
Until the early 1990s, Singaporeans were described as politically apathetic. They slowly began taking part in discussion forums and political websites such as Yahoo! discussion groups and the now-defunct Sintercom.

Apple’s fight with US govt a year in the making ; Tech giant set to invoke free speech protection against demand to unlock iPhone
TODAY (Singapore), 20 February 2016, 765 words, (English)
WASHINGTON — Time and again after the introduction of the iPhone nearly a decade ago, the United States Justice Department asked Apple for help in opening a locked phone. And nearly without fail, the company agreed.

‘Unlimited changes’ clause unfair: MOF
The Straits Times, 19 February 2016, 459 words, Priscilla Goy, (English)
Ministry states stand after condition in govt tender for creative services draws online flak
A government school tender that required vendors to agree to “unlimited changes” for creative services has drawn much flak online, and now even the …

From censorship to classification
The New Paper, 17 February 2016, 372 words, LISA TWANG, (English)
Is our local entertainment scene opening up?
Say what you will, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour being passed in Singapore with an R18 rating for sexual references is still a watershed moment in the history of local censorship.

Information Circular in Respect of MDA’s Decision on Changes in Process for Assessment of Exemption Applications for New Channels Addition…
Singapore Government News, 17 February 2016, 3350 words, (English)
Feb. 17 — Background
1. On 24 July 2013, MDA granted SingNet Pte Ltd (“SingNet”) an exemption (“2013 Exemption Decision”) under Paragraph 2.7.1(a) of the Media Market Conduct Code (“Code”) from the requirement to cross-carry certain channel …


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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