Monday, April 03, 2006

Blogging and elections

Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts Balaji Sadasivan clarified in Parliament the guidelines for blogging and podcasting during elections.

Podcasting is not part of a "positive list" of activities allowed by the Election Advertising Regulations. Therefore, it will not be allowed during the elections by any entity.

Individual bloggers who "persistently propagate, promote or circulate political issues relating to Singapore" are required to register with the Media Development Authority under the Class Licence Scheme.

More information from Channel NewsAsia.

Update: 6 July 2006

Blogs will not need to be registered for now. More information.

Contributed by Yuhui.

1 comment:

Ghormax said...

And he also said that there is something like explicit political content! I do hope, though, that more politoporn will be available online. Where else could I fulfill my need?