Dr Yaacob Ibrahim: MEDIA CONVERGENCE: BANE OR BOON?
Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs (26 Nov 2014)

About the Talk

With the rapid digitisation of media content, the ubiquity of high-speed broadband connections, and proliferation of Internet-enabled devices, Singapore is now experiencing a media convergence that has totally transformed how media content is distributed and consumed.  It has and will continue to have an increasing impact on social and political space in Singapore.  We cannot turn the clock back.
 
Even as the industry responds to the opportunities with multi-platform and interactive services and solutions, our policy and regulatory frameworks are playing catch-up - the odds continue to be stacked against them.  The idea cannot be to pull the brakes on convergence.  The challenge is to embrace this new phenomenon, while finding creative yet judicious ways to mitigate and minimize its negative effects.
 
Join the Minister for Communications and Information as he shares his perspectives on the new phenomenon and discusses the impact of the government's measures to up the boon and manage the bane. 
 
U@live Speaker Series are moderated by Mr Viswa Sadasivan, Chairman of the U@live Organising Committee and Member of the NUS Alumni Advisory Board.

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