Helping media businesses grow. Giving more choices to consumers. Singapore’s media industry is handled with a light touch and pro-growth approach.
Rules and regulations
From entertainment licenses to video games classification to promoting the use of the Internet, the Media Authority of Singapore (MDA) is the agency that oversees the growth and regulation of the media industry.
Adopting a balanced and light-touch approach, it formulates and administers policies that seek to:
create a pro-business environment
increase media choice
safeguard public interest
ensure effective implementation
Policies are classified into two categories:
These help the media industry create the right mix of media content that will allow the public access to a wide choice of channels for entertainment or knowledge, while ensuring that the young are safeguarded from undesirable materials. MDA works closely with the public and the industry on media content and standards, and updates the different codes for different media constantly to reflect social trends and standards.
These help media businesses grow, by providing them with an operating framework as well as promoting fair competition in the Singapore media industry. Feedback from industry players is also sought regularly so as to meet their needs.
Read more on the various types of policies and guidelines.