U@Live Featuring Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim




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 the social and political space in Singapore.  We cannot turn back the clock.

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 minimise 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.   

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 26 November 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:45pm, Seated at 7:15pm, Cocktail reception after event)
Location: Auditorium (2nd Storey), Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244

A unique feature of U@live is that not only will it be viewed by a live audience, it will be streamed live through a dedicated website (www.nus.edu.sg/ualive). The event will also incorporate a new interactive application that allows users to post questions and vote for their favourite questions in real time. The event will consist of a 10-minute talk by the speaker followed by a 20-minute interview conducted by Mr Viswa Sadasivan and a 30-minute Q&A session open to the live and online audience.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for this event.

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