The Online Citizen registers with IMDA to continue operations in Singapore

The Online Citizen registers with IMDA to continue operations in Singapore

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-27 00:10

The operators behind socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) registered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) as required under the Broadcasting Act on Friday (23 February).

The move followed TOC’s removal as a political association under the Political Donations Act earlier this month.

In a Facebook post on Friday, TOC wrote that it submitted a registration form at 3pm “in response to (IMDA’s) demand to register with the agency to declare all source of fundings and to have the directors and editors to make statuary declaration of their responsibility to the upkeep of the site and content”.

“IMDA has earlier sent a letter to TOC stating that the website is deemed to be providing a programme for the promotion or discussion of political issues relating to Singapore,” it added.

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