This is a book that covers the regulation of films, broadcast (and Internet), arts entertainment, and advertising in Singapore. These newer forms of media have in common visual, design, production and performative aspects, which fit them to be discussed together.
This book is unique in that it discusses the formal (civil and criminal) regulatory aspects, as well as the more informal controls, of these forms of media. The treatment is intentionally straightforward and practical rather than overly theoretical or academic. It aims to be a useful reference for media practitioners and lawyers advising media clients. It also quite extensively considers the historical developments of the regulation of these forms of media in Singapore. In that regard, media enthusiasts may also find this book to be of particular interest.
This book takes into account all the changes in recent years to the Films Act, Broadcasting Act, and Public Entertainments Act. We have strived to state the law as it stood on 1 May 2020.
Benny graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2012 and was placed on the Dean’s List in his final undergraduate year. He also holds an Mphil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge, for which he was awarded the Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize for being overall top student across both Mphil programmes offered by the Cambridge Institute of Criminology. Between mid-2012 to mid-2014, Benny was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers. To support the pro bono cause and to continue to hone his legal skills, between 2016 and 2018 Benny has also acted, on a pro bono and ad hoc basis, as defence counsel in criminal cases and appeals. In 2014, Benny joined NUS Faculty of Law as a legal skills tutor. He was appointed Lecturer in 2016 and Sheridan Fellow in 2018. He has taught legal skills courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, and currently teaches evidence law and criminal law. He has published articles in both local and international journals, and was appointed by the Supreme Court of Singapore to the Young Amicus Curiae panel in 2016 and 2017. Benny was a video-making enthusiast back when he was studying in secondary school and junior college.
Eleanor started her career with the Commercial Affairs Department, prosecuting complex commercial and securities frauds. She obtained a masters in corporate law from New York University in 1990 and practiced in the New York office of Coudert Brothers, returning to Singapore in 1992. Eleanor specialised in regional banking and finance work for Coudert and, later, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. In 2000, she joined leading local TV production company The Right Angle. There, she provided communications consultancy and training for top executives, and held several top management portfolios. In 2002, she returned to her alma mater, the National University of Singapore, to launch the Law Faculty’s Legal Skills Programme as its Director. She is also Co-ordinator of the Faculty’s International Moots Programme, and currently serves as Vice Dean, Student Life & Global Relations and Director of the Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education. Eleanor sits on the Council of the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore, and has previously served as Chairperson. She is a recognised thought-leader in pedagogy and the mentor of a generation of young lawyers. Outside of work, Eleanor is a published playwright and poet.
Book will be delivered end of January 2021.