Filming an illegal event is illegal (Singapore Films Act amendment)

Seelan: Obviously this
entire law is to counter local political filmmakers Martyn See, Choon Hiong and other citizen journalists like The
Online Citizen who have been effective in showing Singaporeans what the
government-controlled media does not. Read Martyn See’s & Choon Hiong’s takes on the issue.

Source: The Online Citizen

recording or filming of events which are considered illegal in law now
itself be considered illegal?

This is what the Home Affairs Ministry
seems to propose to amendments of the Films Act.

Does this mean that no one is allowed or will be allowed to film an illegal protest, for example?

The following is a copy of the report in the Straits Times, January 23 – which was published at the bottom of page C6.


Plumi 0.2.3 released

Plumi is built on the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)
Plone CMS and version 0.2.3 will be our last release for Plone 2.5. Development
is already underway for the move to Plone 3.x. Our Plumi 0.3a alpha release
will be the first buildout for Plumi on Plone 3.x, while the beta release will
include a migration script for Plumi sites running 0.2.3 or lower to move to
Plumi 0.3b.

The move to Plone 3.x will see us then looking at key new
functionality, including featuring filmmaker profiles and video views/download
statistics. Further down the track we will be exploring Firefogg integration
(ogg transcoding / publishing via Firefox to Plumi), BitTorrent and many other
exciting improvements.


Plumi Blog

Download the tarball for this version from

Get this release from SVN

More info on how to install from SVN

All the tickets completed for this release


Australian Government’s plans for net censorship foiled

Australia’s two largest ISPs (Telstra and Internode) have
rejected the plan by refusing to participate in the trials scheduled
for late December. Further, iiNet agreed to take part in order to
prove the system was a failure and Optus said it would test a heavily
modified version of the filtering model. One EngageMedia staffer
predicts the ridiculous proposal will end up buried in the minutes of
a Senate Committee hearing as an embarrassing brain freeze on the
part of Labor conservatives. Let’s hope so!

More Info…

EngageMedia article ‘The net is under threat

Electronic Frontiers

No Clean Feed

NetAlert (Govt site)


EngageMedia needs a new home in Melbourne!

Our office requirements are:

– Able to fit 4-5 desks
– 2 rooms or the capacity to divide the
space into 2 areas
– Wireless internet (or capacity to
– Centrally located (CDB or within
around 5km of the city)
– Affordable

Alternatively, if you are an activist
or independent media group looking to share space, contact us to
discuss the possibility of renting a space together.

Please contact Emily
([email protected] or
0412 664 330) if you can help us out.