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Video Ban In Singapore

by HO RUI AN

SINGAPORE — The city-state’s regime of censorship has once again come into the spotlight following the July 11 ban of a video recording of a speech by former political prisoner Lim Hock Siew. The Media Development Authority, which oversees publicly available media content, informed the filmmaker Martyn See Tong Ming that his video has been banned under Section 35(1) of the Films Act, which has broad discretionary powers to suppress any film deemed to be “contrary to public interest.” See was instructed to surrender all copies of the video…

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