IMDA cancels The Online Citizen Pte Ltd Class Licence
The IMDA announced in a press release on 15 October 2021 that it has cancelled The Online Citizen Pte Ltd’s (TOC) class licence as it had repeatedly refused to comply with its licence conditions as a registered Internet Content Provider (ICP). As a registered ICP, TOC is required to be transparent about its sources of […]
The Online Citizen has its class licence suspended for refusal to comply with the Broadcasting Act
The IMDA said in a media release that it has suspended The Online Citizen Pte Ltd’s (TOC) class licence to operate its websites, as well as its social media channels and accounts from 14 September 2021. The licence may be cancelled if TOC does not provide further information on its funding sources to comply fully […]
Why so shy, TOC? Why the refusal to be transparent with funding sources?
Singapore’s domestic debate is a matter for Singaporeans, Mr Lee Kuan Yew once said to an American audience. This is why under the Broadcasting Act, registered Internet Content Providers which engaged in the promotion or discussion of political issues relating to Singapore are required to be transparent about their sources of funding. This is to […]