Choice Picks for Media Folks – July Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 2 covers 8-13 July 16.

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PARLIAMENT; New Bill defines contempt of court, sets out penalties
Business Times Singapore, 12 July 2016, 891 words, Claire Huang, (English)
A NEW Bill that seeks to consolidate existing law on contempt in statutory form and that sets out the maximum penalties has been introduced in parliament, in a move to provide greater clarity and certainty.

IS launches Malay language newspaper in bid to spread influence ; Publication being distributed across many countries in S-E Asia
TODAY, 12 July 2016, 580 words, MALAY MAIL ONLINE  , (English)
KUALA LUMPUR — Terror group Islamic State (IS) has launched a Malay-language publication aimed at supporters in South-east Asia as it tries to spread its influence.

HK film-makers choose between money and heart
MyPaper, 11 July 2016, 505 words, (English)
SHOOT the film you have always wanted on a shoestring budget or sell out and make a blockbuster?

Primer; The good and bad sides of consumerism
The Straits Times, 11 July 2016, 1435 words, Jalelah Abu Baker, (English)
This is the ninth of 12 primers on various current affairs issues, published as part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

Ghostbusters’ marketing challenges ; How Sony is selling the all-female reboot
TODAY, 11 July 2016, 643 words, (English)
LOS ANGELES — In a summer where studio tentpoles have been underperforming at the box office, Sony Pictures is facing hurdles with how to sell its female-driven reboot of “Ghostbusters” to the masses.

R21 titles at online video stores? Yes – with strings
The Straits Times, 9 July 2016, 525 words, Irene Tham, (English)
MDA says these films unsuitable for kids must come with parental locks, age verification measures
Online video stores can now sell R21-rated dramas and movies with the relaxation of rules that govern their sale, but conditions to protect

‘Images not in real-time’
The New Paper, 8 July 2016, 662 words, KINTAN ANDANARI, (English)
Global ad agency returns international award for refugee-locating app after external testers point out that it does not work

India’s censored film industry fights back
TODAY, 8 July 2016, 1100 words, Shashi Tharoor, (English)
Go watch a movie in India nowadays, and despite the elaborate musical numbers and extravagant sets, you may well find the content pretty bland. The reason is simple: The industry is reeling under severe censorship. This flies in the face of


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