Thursday, 6 June 2013

Bloggers stage 24-hour "blackout"


Redacted, 6 June 2013


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Anger turned inward: 'Blacking out' websites 


Blackout on Thursday 6th June 2013 from 0000hrs to 2359hrs

This is what it feels like if you are not able to read or know



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Singapore bloggers black out sites in protest of MDA licensing scheme


A screenshot of the #FreeMyInternet landing page, with details for this Saturday's planned protest against the MDA's new licensing scheme. (Screenshot from freemyinternet.com) 

More than 130 Singapore-based websites are taking part in a 24-hour online blackout in protest of the government’s licensing scheme for news websites

By Thursday morning, at least 134 sites blocked access to their content while providing a redirect link to a page called #FreeMyInternet, the name of an online movement started by prominent socio-political bloggers in Singapore

The page carries a line that reads, "This is what it feels like if you are not able to read or know".

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Bloggers stage 24-hour "blackout" to protest new MDA licensing regime