Monday, June 19, 2006

Stomp

The Straits Times launches Stomp (Straits Times * Online * Mobile * Print), a news portal aimed at youths. It features a blog co-written by Xiaxue, Dawn Yang, MTV Asia VJ's May and Choy, journalists Nick Fang and Ju-Len, and "Kway Teow Man".

Part of its content comes from consumer-generated media. These include photos, videos and news tips from the public.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Char

Police announce that they are investigating a blogger, Char. He had been accused under the Sedition Act of posting cartoons that depict Jesus Christ offensively.

Char reported that police had contacted him in March, following complaints by a member of the public. He removed the complaints one week before the investigation was announced. He also reported his experience in the matter in an online mailing list for youths.

More information from The Straits Times. (by way of AsiaMedia)

Update: 21 July 2006

Char was let off with a "stern warning" by the police on 6 July 2006. More information from Today.

Contributed by Yuhui.