Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 3 covers 11-16 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.
Gambling ad gets a new spin ; Much-ridiculed anti-gambling campaign receives update following Germany’s World Cup win
TODAY (Singapore), 15 July 2014, 714 words, Joy Fang Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — As Germany edged towards a 1-0 victory against Argentina in the World Cup final yesterday, memes and jokes flooded social media, making fun of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) much-ridiculed advertisement …
‘Censorship is at odds with a library’s purpose’
The New Paper, 14 July 2014, 853 words, LINETTE HENG, (English)
Authors of children’s books ‘sad’, ‘deeply troubled’ by NLB ban
Two authors of several children’s books that have been pulled from the National Library Board’s (NLB) shelves here have come out to defend their works against …
Amazon a boon or bane for books?
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 1473 words, (English)
Internet retailer’s dominance benefits its writers but others worry about monopoly situation
New York – Vincent Zandri hails from the future. He is a novelist from the day after tomorrow, when Amazon has remade the worlds of writing, …
The Life! Interview With Arnold Gay; A seriously funny guy
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 2197 words, John Lui, (English)
Behind his serious facade, ex-newscaster Arnold Gay has another side – he joined Kiss92 FM for fun
There are few jobs in broadcasting that Arnold Gay has not tried at least once.
400 attend reading event in response to removal of titles
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 664 words, Pearl Lee, (English)
Parents and kids attend session organised by two mums at library
ABOUT 400 people turned up yesterday for a reading event held in response to the National Library Board’s (NLB) decision to remove some children’s titles for their homosexual …
NEWS ANALYSIS; HK fears erosion of press freedom
Straits Times, 13 July 2014, 1163 words, Li Xueying, Hong Kong correspondent, (English)
City’s freewheeling media under scrutiny amid allegations of interference by Beijing
At the lobby of the industrial building where Apple Daily, daily purveyor of political exposes and celebrity gossip, operates, there stands a bust of an …
The New Paper, 12 July 2014, 701 words, LINETTE HENG, (English)
NLB’s Read! Fest event cancelled after writers withdraw following books ban
The local literary community was vocal in its uproar over the National Library Board’s (NLB) decision to withdraw three children’s books.
Governance in a wired world
Business Times Singapore, 12 July 2014, 1075 words, (English)
Policy planners must do three things so that they’re able to manage in hyper-connected, online-generated crisis situations. By Basskaran Nair
New video rejects MDA’s self-regulation scheme ; Featuring appearances by arts practitioners, it discusses the potential effects on audiences
TODAY (Singapore), 12 July 2014, 462 words, Hon Jing Yi Hon Jing Yi, (English)
SINGAPORE — Arts Engage, a network of arts practitioners in Singapore, has released a video denouncing the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) proposed Arts Term Licensing Scheme, which aims to let practitioners classify their own …
Spackman Entertainment Group launches IPO
Channel NewsAsia, 20:10, 11 July 2014, 120 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Singapore investors will soon have easier access to the Korean film and entertainment industries.
Korean film production company Spackman Entertainment Group has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a listing on the …
MPs call for a more transparent book review process
TODAY (Singapore), 11 July 2014, 977 words, ALFRED CHUA Alfred Chua, (English)
SINGAPORE — Despite the strong public reaction to its recent moves to withdraw three children’s book titles — after receiving complaints that they did not promote family values — the National Library Board (NLB) has reiterated that the …