25 Apr 2006

Videocasts on GE to be available on Channel NewsAsia website

So the media has a legal hold on videocasting during elections while video bloggers are prevented from doing so. As a blogger, I take offence at such blatant discrimination perpetuated by the state... All this talk about opening up is complete b***... Bloggers should just defy the ban on electoral reporting/podcasting/videocasting...

SINGAPORE : Videocasts of the General Election, shot using 3G mobile phones, will be available on the Channel NewsAsia website everyday starting from Nomination Day.

These clips will be produced by bloggers representing both the pre- and post-independence generations.

"Whenever you see Workers' Party or PAP or SDP, the news is pretty objective. You have to state the views and you can't editorialise anything. But here (with videocasting), you can put a little bit of your own personal comments on the issues being argued," said logger and Channel NewsAsia's producer Au Yong May Lin.

"I'm trying to capture a different angle of the elections, something that is more colourful, something noisier and funnier," said blogger and Channel NewsAsia's art director Farid Johari.

What viewers will also be seeing is news as it happens on the ground, as the bloggers will be uploading their clips on the Channel NewsAsia website instantaneously.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is all this crap about first world when the PAP wont evan alow first world podcasts for the opposition partys .One could say Peanut Action Party are acting like monkeys only thats an insult to monkeys .

Anonymous said...

We're already doing it. I hope everyone get their cellphones and cameras ready and start sending your clips to bloggers and not state media.

Kao Wen Sheng said...

Aye Aye...

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